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Modiwl SXL-2112:
Tort

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Law

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Hayley Roberts

Amcanion cyffredinol

A ‘tort’ is a ‘civil wrong,’ for which the law provides a remedy. Tort law, therefore, is the name given to a diverse collection of legal wrongs. The aim of the module is to enable students to gain an understanding of the types of interests protected by tort law and to study, in detail, the tort of negligence, which plays a central role in the law of torts. Indeed, more tort law claims are brought in the tort of negligence than in any other tort.

Cynnwys cwrs

The module will cover the essential requirements for a potential claim in negligence: a duty of care, breach of duty and causation. Together with key defences to a claim in negligence, (voluntarily assuming the risk volenti non fit injuria or consent), contributory negligence and illegality. Other areas of tort law will also be covered in the module such as nuisance, economic loss, psychiatric injury, trespass to a person, occupiers liability, damages and key defences.

Meini Prawf

ardderchog

  • Comprehensive knowledge
  • Detailed understanding
  • Extensive background study
  • Highly focussed answer and well structured
  • Logically presented and defended arguments
  • No factual/computational errors
  • Original interpretation
  • New links between topics are developed
  • New approach to a problem
  • Excellent presentation with very accurate communication

da

  • Strong knowledge
  • Understands most but not all
  • Evidence of background study
  • Focussed answer with good structure
  • Arguments presented coherently
  • Mostly free from factual/computational errors
  • Some limited original interpretation
  • Well known links between topics are described
  • Problems addressed by existing methods/approaches
  • Good presentation with accurate communication

C- i C+

  • Knowledge of key areas/principles
  • Understands main areas
  • Limited evidence of background study
  • Answer focussed on question but also with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure
  • Arguments presented but lack coherence
  • Has several factual/computational errors
  • No original interpretation
  • Only major links between topics are described
  • Limited problem solving
  • Some weaknesses in presentation and accuracy

trothwy

  • Knowledge of key areas/principles only
  • Weaknesses in understanding of main areas
  • Limited evidence of background study
  • Answer only poorly focussed on question and with some irrelevant material and poor structure
  • Arguments presented but lack coherence
  • Several factual/computational errors
  • No original interpretation
  • Only major links between topics are described
  • Limited problem solving
  • Many weaknesses in presentation and accuracy

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Describe the main areas of social activity which are regulated by the law of tort and state the general principles of tort liability.

  2. Explain the essential elements of the tort of negligence, namely the notion of the duty of care, the standard of care and the concepts of causation (both factual and legal) and remoteness.

  3. Give an account of the general defences in tort and also of the rules relating to the assessment of damages, comparing the other sources of compensation which may be available.

  4. Identify and explain the legal issues arising from a given set of facts.

  5. Carry out effective research on legal issues using both primary and secondary sources.

  6. Expound the legal principles and rules which are relevant, citing appropriate authority for propositions of law.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Written assignment, including essay Written assignment 40
ARHOLIAD Final examination 60

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture

The module will be taught by means of 33 hours of lectures and 11 hours of workshops, both taught over the course of one semester.

36
Private study 156
Tutorial

The module will be taught by means of 36 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials, both taught over the course of one semester. Tutorials will routinely require students to engage individually and in groups in acquiring, commenting upon, critically evaluating, and applying the principles and details of the subject under the guidance and instruction of the tutor.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Develop the ability to interpret legal rules and employ techniques of legal reasoning competently and efficiently in order to offer a range of solutions and conclusions to actual or hypothetical complex legal problems, all supported by relevant academic literature, jurisprudence and legislative research. Such solutions will be clearly communicated and presented
  • Develop the ability to analyse complex legal issues, set against the background of the political, social, economic or cultural contexts in which they may arise
  • Develop those skills which are necessary for scholarship and research in legal subjects, namely the ability to identify relevant primary and secondary legal sources and to retrieve accurate legal information using paper and electronic sources

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