Course Description

Law – Law of Tort

Institute of Technology Carlow

This programme offers the student a sound understanding of the main principles and rules of the law of torts in Ireland. The course allows the student develop analytical and problem solving skills which will enable him/her to apply tort law to case studies and scenarios.

This programme is an ECTS 15 credit module of the BA (Honours) in Law Degree.

Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the functions and principles of tort law and the general characteristics of tortious liability;

Analyse the essential elements of the tort of negligence and the circumstances in which liability in negligence will arise;

Distinguish between liability arising through fault-based and strict liability torts;

Utilise traditional and electronic sources in carrying out legal research relating to the law of tort;

Solve legal problems by analysing factual situations and identifying and applying the relevant law in order to produce reasoned solutions;

Explain the role of tort law in addressing the requirements public policy and issues of personal responsibility;

Demonstrate understanding of both general and specific defences and the remedies available in an action in tort law;

Critically evaluate existing tort law in order to produce convincing arguments for reform.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW HRTOR S
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Law, Law, Legal Studies
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 775
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times 1 night per week.
Entry Requirements All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme
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