LAW41960 Advanced Tort Law 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will examine in detail various stand alone torts. The topics will relate to land based torts including Public and Private Nuisance, Rylands v. Fletcher and Trespass to land. Strict liability will be investigated including Liability for Animals and Products Liability . The intentional torts of Trespass to the person and trespass to goods are studied as well Defamation and its defenses. Defenses generally available in Tort law complete the module content. Statutory liability in the form of Occupier's Liability is examined. The module compliments the material covered in Advanced Torts 1. The purpose of the module is to demonstrate the various forms of liability that exist in Tort Law.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students should have an in depth knowledge of the legal principles operating in each topic of the module and be able to apply these principles to hypothetical scenarios.. Students should appreciate the various forms of liability that arise across the range of topics.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture based learning and 4 Seminars on selected topics will be held. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Advanced Torts 1.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW41970 - Advanced Tort Law 1

LAW10200 - Nominate Torts, LAW40770 - Tort Law in the 21st Century

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: A 5000 word essay from a topic delivered from the trimester content. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General feedback on terminal exam will be given and essay grades will be returned after assessment.

Name Role
Dr Sarah Fulham-Mcquillan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 24, 26, 30, 32 Mon 13:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 13:00 - 14:50