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Torts 1

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW10014

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This is a (Priestley 11) unit (VLAB required area of study) completion is required for eligibility for admission to practice as a legal practitioner in Australia

This unit enables students, through the study of cases, statutes and other materials, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, analysing a range of non-contractual civil wrongs. Its principal focus is on the law of negligence including the duty it imposes, breach of that duty, defences and remedies. The unit also introduces students to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and to statutory compensation schemes in operation in Australia.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Identify the core principles of intentional torts, negligence and their overlap with the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a sustained legal argument both orally and in writing in a logical and effective manner
  • Locate and apply relevant case law and legislative provisions to solve factual legal problems relating to the law of torts
  • Analyse judgments from the High Court of Australia and other superior courts that deal with tortious causes of action.