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Comparative Tort Law

Vak 2012-2013

Admission requirements

  • Background in law
  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 6.5 or higher)

Description

The course on Comparative Tort Law aims at a deeper, comparative understanding of the mechanism of tort law in France, Germany, UK and The Netherlands.

Main topics will be: How to construct tort law; privacy and tort law; causation; liability for defective products.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course:

  • The course has the following objectives:
    To be announced

Achievement levels:

  • The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:
    To be announced

Timetable

See uSis.

Mode of instruction

Seminars

  • Number of (2 hour) seminars: Five
  • Names of instructors: Prof. Dr J.H. Nieuwenhuis
  • Required preparation by students:

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The compulsory literature and topics that have been discussed during classes.

Blackboard

Not applicable

Reading list

Obligatory course materials
Literature:

  • Cees van Dam, European Tort Law, 2007, Paperback edition

Course information guide:

  • none

Reader:

  • Reader, available www.readeronline.leidenuniv.nl
  • Recommended course materials:
  • to be announced

Registration

Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact details

  • Coordinator: Prof. mr. J.H. Nieuwenhuis
  • Work address: KOG, Steenschuur 25
  • Contact information: Through secretariat
  • Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 7400
  • E-mail: j.h.nieuwenhuis@law.leidenuniv.nl

Institution/division

  • Institution: Institute of Private Law
  • Division: Civil Law
  • Room number secretariat: KOG, room C2.02
  • Opening hours: Front desk Monday to Friday 9:00-13:30
  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 7400
  • E-mail: burgerlijkrecht@law.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

None