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    The law as to the various kinds of torts.

    At its most basic level, law of torts decides when behaviour is wrong and when someone harmed by that wrongful behaviour is deserving of compensation or some other private law remedy. Functionally, the law of torts serves to protect rights to the safety and dignity of the persons, to property, and to economic interests.

    About this paper

    Paper title Law of Torts
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.2
    Points 30 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,460.40
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    96 LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Teaching staff

    Dr Maria Hook
    Dr Stephen Young


    All course materials for LAWS 301 Law of Torts are provided to students by the Faculty.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of each tort covered
    • Discuss the various issues arising in respect of each tort covered and account for how they have been resolved in New Zealand and other relevant jurisdictions
    • Demonstrate an appreciation of how tortious obligations relate to other sources of legal obligations and rights
    • Discuss the rationale for the accident compensation scheme, its core concepts


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22
    Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
    M1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
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