Nature And History Of Torts

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Course Venue:

Upper Lecture Theatre

College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Schedule

8 AM: 
10 AM
10 AM: 
12 PM
7 AM: 
9 PM
Course Code: 
LAW 2106
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Academic Programs: 
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces students to the historical, social, and economic foundations of the law of torts and discusses the nature of tortuous liability.

Learning Outcomes: 

Students should be able:

  1. To explain the socio-economic basis of the various remedies to the invasion of rights to the integrity to the person, and property.
  2. To identify the ingredients of and remedies to various forms of trespass to the person and trespass to land and goods.
  3. To identify the ingredients of and remedies to invasion of the right to reputations.
  4. To identify and appreciate the nature of the defences to the various forms of action.
  5. To differentiate between primary and vicarious liability.
  6. To differentiate between tortious, criminal and contractual liability.
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