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PART 1: PREPARING FOR SUCCESSDeveloping Your Strategies for SuccessHow to Use Part 11. Introducing Tort Law and its Challenges Introducing the Law of TortsExploring Tort Law's Challenges2. Understanding the Law of TortsJustice and the Law of TortsTort Law and the Concept of HarmThe Structure and Functions of Tort LawTort Law in Context3. Torts Techniques: Legal Argument and Practical Problem SolvingUsing Rules, Principles and PolicyThe Nature of Legal ArgumentThe Structure of Legal ArgumentAnswering Torts Problem Solving Questions4. Study StrategiesManage Your Time EffectivelyMaking a Summary of the LawCase Reading StrategiesEssay StrategiesOral Presentation StrategiesExam StrategiesPART 2: THE TORTSHow to Use Part 25. Intentional Torts to the PersonTrespass to the Person: Battery Trespass to the Person: Assault Trespass to the Person: False Imprisonment Actions on the Case for the Intentional Infliction of Physical Injury, Nervous Shock or Severe Emotional Distress The Invasion of Privacy6. Intentional Torts to Land and GoodsEssential Concepts Trespass to Land Trespass to Goods Conversion Detinue7. Defences to the Intentional TortsClaims about Fault Necessity Consent Self-defence, Defence of Others and Property Provocation Illegality (ex turpi causa) Discipline Self-help Remedies Conclusion Final Problem Solving Tips8. NuisancePrivate NuisancePublic NuisanceProblem Solving Tips9. DefamationThe Elements of Defamation The Defences to Defamation RemediesProblem Solving Tips10. Introduction to NegligenceThe History and Challenge of NegligenceCritique of NegligenceThe Steps in a Negligence Case11. Elements of NegligenceDutyBreach Causation12. Defences to NegligenceThe Nature of the DefencesVoluntary Acceptance of Risk (Common Law)Obvious Risks (Statutes)Illegality and Joint Illegal Enterprise (Common Law) Criminal Conduct (Statute) Contributory Negligence (Statute)Conclusion Problem Solving Tips13. Special Topics in NegligenceThe Methodology of NegligenceOmissions and RescuePublic AuthoritiesPure Psychiatric Injury (Nervous Shock)Statements (Negligent Misrepresentation)Pure Economic LossMedical NegligenceConclusion: The End of Negligence14. Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable DutyVicarious LiabilityNon-delegable Duty15. Doing Justice: Principles of DamagesCorrective Justice and the Compensation PrincipleJustice and the Finality PrincipleJustice and the Certainty PrincipleThe Fault Principle Revisited: Mitigation of LossConclusion: Doing Justice in an Imperfect World

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Julia Davis is an Associate Professor within the School of Law at the University of South Australia.

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