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LA124 - Tort Law

  • Module code: LA124
  • Module name: Tort Law
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module examines and analyses the law of civil liability for wrongfully-inflicted damage or injury: the law of “wrongs” or tort. We consider the development, through cases, of doctrines intended to deal with the problems of losses, which are attributable to human fault. Stress is laid on the processes and techniques involved in judicial (as opposed to legislative or administrative) law-making; on the relevance and responsiveness (or otherwise) of the doctrines thus developed to society’s actual problems in the areas concerned; and on the policies and philosophies underlying the rules.

Timetabled teaching activities

There are 2 lectures per week during term-time in terms one and two (apart from reading weeks, in week 6 of terms 1 and 2) and 14 seminars throughout the academic year. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/current/undergraduate/materials/LA124

Other essential notes

Compulsory 1st Year module for all students registered for the LLB, LLB (European), BA Law/Sociology, BA Law/Business Studies, Visiting students on the Integrated Common Programme and the Certificate in English Law.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: LA124-30)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 30%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 70%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Law (3 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M105) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law (European) Qualifying Degree (M107) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) QD (M108) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with French Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with German Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10C) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M115) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M117) - Year 1
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 1
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M303) - Year 1
Optional
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (M110) - Year 1