Course Code : LAW 203 & LAW 204

Course Title : Tort Law I & Tort Law II

Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hours per lectures, 6 (1-hour) tutorials per week,

4 (2-hour) ‘Special Topic’ seminars per semester

Who may enrol : Compulsory for all year 2 (Sophomore) LLB students

Prerequisites : N/A Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020

Description : The course is designed to enable students to become familiar with the core concepts, scope of application, and concerns of tort law.

The law of torts is the law governing civil wrongs (i.e. wrongs which give rise to liability to pay damages to the victim, as opposed to criminal misconduct). This course is designed to enable you to become familiar with the core concepts, scope of application, and concerns of tort law and to explore one specialist aspect of tort in greater depth. By the end of the course, you should be aware of the core elements of some major torts; understand the rationale and development of these torts; and be capable of identifying and analysing the factual situations in which these torts typically arise. You will also have acquired a sophisticated and deep knowledge of one specialist area.

In the first part of the course we examine a number of different torts (such as negligence, nuisance, and defamation) as well as a number of cross cutting issues (such as causation and vicarious liability). You will apply the law to different factual situations, as well as exploring some of the theoretical and conceptual issues around the subject.

In the second half of the second term, you are given the opportunity to specialise: you choose one topic (from options which might include topics such as medical malpractice, lawyers’ negligence, tort theory, environmental torts) and pursue an in-depth study of that area.

Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :

  1. Tort Law, Markesinis & Deakin’s, By (author)  Simon Deakin , By (author)  Zoe AdamsOxford University Press, ISBN10 0198747969 ,ISBN13 9780198747963
  2. Tort Law, By (author)  Kirsty Horsey , By (author)  Erika RackleyOxford University Press, ISBN10 0198829272 , ISBN13 9780198829270
  3. Concentrate Q&A Tort Law – Concentrate Law Questions & Answers, Karen Dyer (author),Oxford.
  4. Unlocking Torts – Unlocking the Law Fifth edition Sanmeet Kaur Dua (author), Chris Turner (author)Routledge, ISBN: 9781138036505
  5. Reading lists and other materials will be provided for students registered on the course via online by lecturer.

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%, 2 x formative essays, draft work for ‘Special

Topic’ Essay

Final Examination 50%, 70% Unseen 2-hour written examination,

30% essay (3,000 words, to be completed in 48


Attendance 95 % compulsory.