Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2015H: Law of Torts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

This module is only available to students studying for the JD on the HKUST-Exeter Programmes in Law. This module will teach you the guiding principles and illustrative detail of tort law, and how it fits within the law of obligations more generally. It seeks to develop your skills of critical analysis, reasoned argument, and creative problem-solving. It will be taught principally through tutorials.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate knowledge of tort law and a range of major concepts, values and principles relevant to its application
2. identify, explain and discuss key issues in tort law and to apply relevant rules and theories
Discipline-Specific Skills3. demonstrate knowledge of legal concepts and their contextual, social, and political implications
4. identify key elements of legal problems, identify their relative significance and select appropriate methods for investigating and evaluating them
Personal and Key Skills5. work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments
6. manage relevant learning resources, information, and learning strategies, and to develop own arguments and opinions with some guidance