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Unit information: Law of Tort in 2022/23

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Unit name Law of Tort
Unit code LAWD10011
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Kelly
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department University of Bristol Law School
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

This unit will consider the following elements: introduction to case law and doctrines of precedent; introduction to tort law and its role in society; general principles of tortious liability; forms of tortious liability; standards of liability; causation and remoteness of damage; vicarious and joint liability and defences; torts relating to personal injuries, economic losses and land.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this unit a successful student will be able to:

  • Display a knowledge of the principles of tort law and apply the results to the solution of legal problems.
  • Engage in theoretical and conceptual analysis of the legal framework from an informed and critical perspective.
  • Demonstrate the acquisition of skills relating to common law method (case-law and statutory interpretation).
  • Apply the law relating to torts to complex situations, noting any areas of legal or factual uncertainty;
  • Recognise the strengths and weaknesses of existing case law;
  • Present complex legal arguments in a coherent and persuasive fashion;

Teaching details

Teaching will be delivered through a variety of asynchronous and synchronous activities

Assessment Details

1 x summative assessment: Timed Open Book Assessment with a specified word count (100%)

The assessment will assess all of the intended learning outcomes for this unit.

Resources

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