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JUR105-1 Tort Law
Upon successful completion of this course the student should:
- have an overview of and be able to explain important tort concepts and be able to use important tort principles and regulations in a legally tenable way
- be able to show through practical legal problem solving that he / she has acquired basic substantive knowledge of tort law
- be able to apply recognized legal methods to analyse practical current tort issues, including identify, discuss, argue and draw independent conclusions in relation to problem solving
- be able to work in a group with others as a participant who actively contributes to an academic discussion of practical tort issues with theoretical implications
- be able to reflect on tort issues in a legal policy perspective, and compare and correlate Norwegian tort law to tort law at European level
- be able to formulate tort arguments and conclusions
The students should also have acquired:
- thorough knowledge of the topics injury concept, basis of liability, causation and conditions of the injured (including contributory negligence)
- practical useful knowledge and understanding of the topics of calculations, leniency, joint and several liability and recourse, the relationship between compensation and social security and insurance coverage, the decay and obsolescence of the claim, as well as the European influence on Norwegian tort law
The course addresses:
- the key conditions for the non-contractual tort. The emphasis of the course deals with the fundamental condition of the basis for liability, but the course also deals with the two other basic conditions of compensation; causation and recoverable damage
- central rules regarding leniency
- the key Supreme Court decisions who have served as guidelines for the non-statutory rules in tort law
- the key principles for the calculation of injury
- the internationalization of tort law
The teaching methods of this programme are based on the principles of problem-based learning and will include lectures, seminars and an extensive use of group work. In each course students will be divided into groups of about 10 people. Group work will include solving theoretical and practical issues related to the topics discussed in the course. There will be 4-8 written assignments for each course. For handing in and responding to written assignments the students use Fronter, UiA´s learning support system. The students need to fulfill a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements. This includes participation in group work, writing and commenting on papers and participation in large groups/seminars. In addition, there will be a requirement of one approved written assignment. Students who fail to fulfill the mandatory work requirements cannot take the exam and will need to retake the course. Further information will be given in Fronter at the start of the semester.
4 hour written examination with graded marks.
First cycle i.e. bachelor level.
Normally second year.
Student Adviser Gro Anita Homme.
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences