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Comparative Tort Law

Course 2010-2011

Admission requirements

None.

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.

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: http://www.leidenuniv.nl/rechten/osi/wg/

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (2 hour) lectures:
  • Names of lecturers:
  • Required preparation by students:

Seminars

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

Other methods of instruction

  • Description:
  • Number of (2 hour) instructions:
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam.

Submission procedures

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, Oxford University Press 2006
  • Cees van Dam, European Tort Law, 2007, Paperback edition

Course information guide:

  • none

Reader:

  • Reader, available at Onderwijsmaterialen (KOG, room A.045)

Recommended course materials:

  • to be announced

Registration

Students have to register for courses and exams through “U-twist”: https://ics06.leidenuniv.nl/tisweb/menu.

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: Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 7400
  • E-mail: burgerlijkrecht@law.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

None