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Comparative Tort Law

Course 2013-2014

Please note that the following description of the course is only provisional and therefore subject to change.

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

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:

  • How to construct tort law; privacy and tort law; causation; liability for defective products.

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Seminars
Number of (2 hour) seminars: 5
Names of instructors: Prof. Dr J.H. Nieuwenhuis and dr. P.C.J. de Tavernier
Required preparation by students:

Other methods of instruction

  • Description: A bycicle tour to the legal capital of the world
  • Number of (2 hour) instructions:
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam.

Submission procedures
None

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

Blackboard

More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.

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:
None

Recommended course materials
To be announced

Registration

Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact information

  • 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.