Faculty of Law

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Term 2 2013 (Day)


This unit takes a comparative approach to the law of remedies for civil wrongs. It examines the treatment of selected remedial issues in various common law jurisdictions.

The topics covered include the following:

  1. Aims and methods of comparative legal studies;
  2. Compensation for non-pecuniary loss in contract and tort;
  3. Effect of contributory negligence in contract and tort;
  4. Liability of multiple wrongdoers;
  5. Gain-based remedies in contract and tort;
  6. Punitive damages in contract and tort;
  7. Vindication as an aim of damages;
  8. Specific relief and personal-service agreements.


Class participation (10%); research assignment (max.1500 words) (30%); take home examination (max.3000 words) (60%)

Chief examiner(s)


LAW1101 Introduction to legal reasoning; LAW1104 Research and writing; LAW2101 Contract A and LAW2102 Contract B, or an equivalent introductory course in contract law at another university; LAW2201 Torts A and LAW2202 Torts B, or an equivalent introductory course in tort law at another university.