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This course, builds upon the introduction to Delict provided in LS2025 and examines a number of aspects of the law of delict in greater detail. Topics will be discussed in a comparative, historical and/or theoretical context. The specific topics covered will vary on a year-by-year basis as the course aims to examine issues of topical interest. Some of the topics covered in previous years include: causation; product liability; liability for breach of privacy; liability for pure economic loss; psychiatric injury; advocates' immunity and the liability of the police for negligently-conducted investigations.
|Second Sub Session
|25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Course Aims: The course aims to develop the students? Existing knowledge of the law of delict by providing students with an opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of selected areas of the law of delict. The course further aims to permit students to develop their critical and analytical skills by assessing the extent to which the law serves legitimate policy aims and is readily-determinable, coherent and just. Content: The course will explore and critically evaluate selected areas of the Scots law of delict. The particular topics selected will vary from time to time depending on factors such as current developments in the law and the research interests of staff involved, but are likely to include some or all of the following:
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt (LLB): 3000 word summative essay (33% of mark), two-hour examination (67% of mark) 1st Attempt (MA Legal Studies): 4000 word summative essay (33% of mark), two-hour examination (67% of mark) Resit: Normally, no resit is available.
One 800-word analysis of a reported case.
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