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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW3610 Torts

20 creditsClass Size: 80

Module manager: Dr David Pearce
Email: D.Pearce@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1076An Introduction to Law: What is Law?
LAW2610Torts

Module replaces

LAW1100 TortsLAW2510 Torts

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

A knowledge of the key issues, legal principles, case law, and statutory provisions relating to the Torts topics selected for study.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will be able to:
- recognise, identify, state and analyse legal concepts, values, principles and rules of law relating to the law of Torts;
- apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent account of legal issues of some complexity relating to Torts;
- interpret legal and other information to provide a competent insight into the operation of the law of Torts;
- identify and critically evaluate legal research relating to Torts;
- recognise the political and cultural contexts in which legal decisions and Statutes, relating to Torts, are made.


Syllabus

Trespass to the Person
Negligence: Duty of Care
Negligence: Breach of Duty
Negligence: Causation & Remoteness
Negligence: Defences
Negligence: Remedies
Occupier's Liability
Nuisance & the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture441.0044.00
Seminar62.0012.00
Private study hours144.00
Total Contact hours56.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading in preparation for lectures and seminars, researching in preparation for seminars and assessment tasks. Reading and research in preparation for formative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will have the opportunity to submit for marking and feedback a 1,000 word answer to a problem/essay question.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 50.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S1)2 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 09:50:04

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