Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW2015C: The Law of Torts
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The aims of this module are
- to provide you with a clear understanding of the different types of legal obligation arising under the law of torts, and of the principles and rules governing the main types of tortious obligation;
- to provide you with an understanding of the social and political dimensions of some aspects of tort law;
- to enable you to read case law critically and use it in your own arguments;
- to provide you with the opportunity to argue a tort law case together with others.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate knowledge of the different types of legal obligation arising under the law of torts.|
2. Explain and apply the principles and rules governing the main types of tortious obligation.
3. Critically debate the current state of aspects of tort law in social and political context.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Interpret and use case law in written and oral argument.|
5. Use library and electronic resources, including journal articles and policy documents, to conduct research into legally complex areas.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Collaborate in a team to develop and evaluate strategies for tackling a problem.|
7. Distinguish evidence-based claims from unfounded assertions and use evidence to support your own claims and arguments.
8. Demonstrate effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts.