Torts (wykład) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Delaine Swenson prof. KUL
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Prawa
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
ECTS code:10900-0201-0200WYK0006
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
Prerequisites
COURSE TYPE AND PREREQUISITES: elective course for III, IV, V year students of law, administration, European studies, intermediate level of English.
OBJECTIVES: This class introduces students to the law of Torts in the United States of America. The course will cover legal claims based on negligence, recklessness, intentionality, and strict liability as well as defenses to tort claims and shared responsibility. Damages in tort actions will also be covered.
TEACHING TECHNIQUES: Socratic method, brain storm, small groups, cases, discussion.
Learning outcomes
Teaching method
Course content description
SUBJECTS
Class 1: Introduction

Exercise: Torts Fact Pattern #1: Who is going to pay? How much are they going to pay?

Development of liability based on Tort; Intentional Torts: Battery, Assault, False Imprisonment
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; Property Torts
Privileges: Defenses to Intentional Torts
Negligence: Elements
Negligence: Duty of Care, Issues of Proof
Causation in Fact
Proximate or Legal Cause
Owners or Occupiers of Land
Defenses to Negligence: Contributory Negligence; Comparative Negligence; Assumption of Risk; Immunities; Statutes of Limitations
Strict Liability Torts
Damages in Tort Cases

Specialized Torts: Product Liability; Privacy; Civil rights; Misuse of Legal Procedures

Tort Reform in the United States

s of America. The course will cover legal claims based on
negligence, recklessness, intentionality, and strict liability as well
as defenses to tort claims and shared responsibility. Damages
in tort actions will also be covered.
Forms of assessment
Required reading list
MANDATORY READING:
Required reading list: Obligatory reading materials are distributed during the course of the class. Reading includes cases from the United States Supreme Court.
ADDITIONAL READING:
n/a
Field of study: Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year III - Semester 6
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade
Year/semester:Year IV - Semester 8
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Grade
Terminarz:
DataDzieńSalaGodz.od-do
2019-02-21czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-02-28czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-03-07czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-03-14czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-03-21czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-03-28czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-04-04czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-04-11czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-04-25czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-05-09czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-05-16czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-05-23czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-05-30czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-06-06czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40
2019-06-13czwartekCI-204 15:00 - 16:40