Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Unit Code: LAW10025
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
The aim of this unit is to enable students, through the study of cases, statutes and other materials, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in Australian Tort Law and in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) as it relates to intentional and economic torts, thereby building on the knowledge and skills already acquired in LAW10014.
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
- Identify the core principles of economic torts and their overlap with the Australian Consumer Law to resolve legal and policy issues
- Demonstrate an ability to develop a sustained legal argument and counter-argument both orally and in writing in a logical and effective way
- Research relevant case law and legislative provisions to solve factual legal problems relating to the law of torts
- Analyse and critique judgments from the High Court of Australia and other superior courts that deal with tortious causes of action.