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The course will study how courts decide tort cases in order to give students a realistic understanding of the judicial decision making process. Developing areas of tort law, particularly in relation to product liability, will be explored in detail to identify the legal rationale, concepts and factors that determine whether tort liability will attach to the fact situation. Each student will be assigned a real fact situation for presentation in class. The course will also be assigned a fact situation which will have to be decided by a written decision by each student due at the end of term. The teaching method relies on course discussion and participation.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Class participation and presentation 45%, and a written paper 55%. The written paper will be a written decision dealing with a factual problem which will be assigned at the beginning of term. This course does not fulfil the major paper requirement.