LAW2161 : General Principles of Tort
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Mullender
- Lecturer: Mr Keith Patten, Mr Tom Bennett, Miss Emilia Mickiewicz
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To develop knowledge and understanding of:
The fundamental principles of Tort Law;
The adjudicative and legislative processes that issue in the development of Tort Law;
The interfaces between Tort Law and other bodies of law (including, inter alia, Public Law);
The relevance of legal materials from other jurisdictions to Tort Law; and -
The relevance of materials from other disciplines (e.g., political philosophy) to Tort Law.
Outline Of Syllabus
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||61||1:00||61:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||328:00||328:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The use of lecturing as the principal teaching method is justified by the need to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable and detailed body of materials. Lectures also afford a forum in which research-led teaching (on, inter alia, the incremental development liability rules) can proceed.
Seminars provide a forum in which students are given the opportunity to develop subject-specific and cognitive skills.
Private study involves:
- directed study following lectures;
- directed study in preparation for seminars; and -
- self-directed and directed study relevant to the assessed coursework, which affords an opportunity to bring together relevant knowledge and understanding and cognitive, research-related, and assessed key skills.
'Drop-in/surgery' contact time is provided in this module as part of the Law School assessment and feedback policy such that markers and/or module leaders will offer the opportunity for one-to-one oral feedback on students' written work, in addition to written feedback on coursework front sheets and generic class feedback. The time given above is merely indicative and more time may be scheduled if necessary to meet the demand for individual feedback.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||180||2||A||67||Students will be required to answer four questions from a choice of eight.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive, and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.
The coursework affords students an opportunity to demonstrate sophisticated written communication skills, research-related skills, and depth of understanding (and associated cognitive skills).
SEMESTER ONE ONLY STUDY ABROAD: assessment remains unchanged but with an earlier submission date.