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Law of Torts
Last Updated Date:   3 June 2022


8 Credits,  Semester 1

Course Description:
This is a foundational course introducing basic concepts in the law of torts, which deals with the rights and obligations of private parties arising out of civil wrongs. After a consideration of the history of tort law, the course will turn to consider in detail the modern tort of negligence and related topics such as private nuisance. It will cover the intentional torts to the person and vicarious liability. The course concludes with a brief examination of remedies.

Course Convenor: Prof Christian Witting

Co-teacher(s): A/P Tracey Evans Chan; A/P Jolene Lin; A/P Ardavan Arzandeh; Mr Justin Jerzy Tan; Mr Joseph Lau; Sheridan Fellow Hillary Chua

Module Codes: LC1004

Contact Hours: Two 2 hr lectures + One 2-hr tutorial

Workload: 6 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 35% (incl Writing Assignment) - [Writing Assignment - 1hr 15min to be held on (Date/time to be advised) via LumiNUS]; Final Exam - 65%

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: Nil

Examination Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022 (PM)

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