Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
The November offering of this subject has a quota of 120 students (60 students per stream). Please refer to the Melbourne Law JD website for further information about subject quotas.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Successful completion of all the below subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School's programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Martin Vranken, Mr Brad Jessup
This subject explores a core area of private law, being the law of torts. It builds upon skills introduced in the foundational subject, Legal Method and Reasoning, both with respect to the reading of cases and the interpretation of legislation. In substantive terms, the focus will be on a core area within the law of torts, negligence law. While traditionally a domain of the common law, the contemporary law of torts, and especially negligence, increasingly receives attention from the legislature. This provides an exciting and challenging opportunity to investigate in some considerable detail the interaction (and, at times, tensions) between judge-made and statute law. In addressing this interaction, close attention will be paid to the various (and, at times, competing) functions and objectives of tort law.
Topics to be covered in this subject include:
The aim of this subject is to provide students with the foundations for an advanced and integrated understanding of the law of torts.
It is expected that on completion of this subject students should have specialist cognitive and technical skills to independently:
Semester 2: 2,000 word written exercise - (30%); Supervised 2-hour (open book) examination - during main examination period (70%).
November: 2,000 word written exercise - (30%); Supervised 2-hour (open book) examination – within two weeks of the last day of class (70%).
The due date of the above assessment will be available to students via the LMS.
Semester 2 only:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the cognitive, technical and creative skills to demonstrate:
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