COMPARATIVE TORT REFORM
2011/2012, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4212 ( 4 ) / LL5212 ( 4 ) / LL6212 ( 4 )
In various jurisdictions various reforms have been made to tort law in to advance various purposes. For example, legislatures have altered measures of damages and conditions of liability, have attempted to harmonize tort law in neighbouring jurisdictions, and have replaced it with some alternative scheme. This module examines the phenomenon of tort reform in detail, using examples from a range of jurisdictions including the United States. The primary intention is not to catalogue reform initiatives. Instead the focus is on recurring themes such as the evidence relied on by reformers, the politics of tort reform, the role of the media, and the problem of unintended consequences.
NUS Compulsory Core Curriculum or its equivalent.
Two, 3hr weekly seminar
Intensive: Wk 1 to 6, 12 Aug to 30 Sept 2011
Class Participation - 30%; Research Paper - 70% [Due: Mon 24 Oct 2011 (10am)]