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LAWS2210 Torts A

In this course, students will examine a variety of torts.  The intentional torts will be covered, alongside a sampling of other torts such as nuisance or defamation.  Unifying topics such as vicarious liability, multiple tortfeasors, apportionment of liability, limitation of actions and wrongful death will also be covered. There are many important contested issues in the law of torts, which speak to how our society should regulate civil wrongdoing.  Students will engage with these debates and critically evaluate the direction that the law has taken. Students will also provide basic legal advice to clients in relation to the various torts that have been considered.

LAWS2220 Torts B

This course examines the tort of negligence which concerns the negligent infliction of harm by one party on another. The injury sustained may be to their body, their property, their economic interests or their mental health, and the law deals with each type of injury differently. Additionally the law of negligence has specific rules concerning the allocation of risk to occupiers, public bodies, and rescuers among others. The law in this area is complex, often contentious, and has important social ramifications. Students will consider the current law in depth, and critically evaluate it. They will also provide basic legal advice to clients.

About this guide

This guide was created by a librarian and contains some key resources you can refer to throughout the torts law course.

Secondary sources

Here are some key resources you can refer to throughout the Torts course. You can find more via FiNDit.



Legal encyclopedias are a useful starting place to begin your research. They identify key legal principles and will refer to relevant cases and legislation. Heavily footnoted, you can follow the links to other relevant sources.

Halsbury's Laws of Australia (Lexis Advance)

415. Tort

The Laws of Australia (Westlaw)

33. Torts


Case Citators

Law Reports