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Undergraduate Course: Delictual Liability (LAWS10134)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe scope and function of the Law of Delict; possible alternatives thereto; analysis of such basic concepts as fault, duty of care, causation, remoteness; consideration of selected topics of current interest such as liability for financial loss, products liability, defamation, invasion of privacy, assessment of damages for personal injuries.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Delict Ordinary (LAWS08098) OR Delict (LAWS08135)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  25
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 38, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 351 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This course involves more advanced study of some aspects of the subject in which Delict (Ordinary) was the foundation course. It has these learning objectives:

To develop knowledge and understanding of the Scots law of delict in comparative context.

In so doing, to develop your abilities and skills in respect of:

Using legal materials
Practical reasoning
Appreciation of the law in its social, economic and historical contexts
Evaluation and criticism of the law
Research, gaining knowledge and understanding which may be applied and adapted in future; and
Transferable skills: (a) communication skills, oral and in writing; (b) intellectual skills, of collecting, organising, evaluating, synthesising and presenting material and arguments, and including the ability to question assumptions, to frame and test hypotheses, to detect fallacies and to think autonomously; (c) general skills, in managing time, working independently, and taking responsibility for your own work.

Whilst the course does not presuppose that students will be proceeding to the Diploma in Legal Practice, it will be of value of those who do take that step.

Assessment Information
essay and written examination
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Elspeth Reid
Tel: (0131 6)50 2002
Email: Elspeth.Reid@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
Email: susan.leask@ed.ac.uk
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