Low of Torts Sem I

Low of Torts Sem I

Product Code: JALAWTHNSEM-1


Semester: I

The course on Law of Torts forms an essential foundation in understanding civil wrongs and liabilities under the legal framework. In Semester I, students embark on a comprehensive exploration of this fundamental aspect of law, delving into the principles, doctrines, and precedents governing tortious liability.


  • Introduction to Tort Law: Students are introduced to the concept of torts, distinguishing them from other branches of law. They explore the historical development and evolution of tort law, understanding its significance in modern legal systems.

  • Elements of Tortious Liability: The course elucidates the essential elements of tortious liability, including duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damage. Through case studies and theoretical analysis, students grasp the intricacies of establishing liability in tort.

  • Classification of Torts: Students delve into the various categories of torts, including negligence, nuisance, trespass, defamation, and strict liability. They analyze landmark cases and legal principles underlying each category, gaining insight into their application in real-world scenarios.

  • Defenses and Remedies: The course examines the defenses available to tortfeasors, such as contributory negligence, volenti non fit injuria, and inevitable accident. Students also explore the remedies awarded in tort cases, including damages, injunctions, and specific performance.

  • Emerging Trends and Contemporary Issues: Through discussions and debates, students explore emerging trends and contemporary issues in tort law, such as the impact of technology on tortious liability, environmental torts, and the intersection of tort law with other legal disciplines.

  • Critical Analysis and Legal Reasoning: Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on developing critical analysis and legal reasoning skills. Students engage in case analysis, moot court exercises, and legal research projects to enhance their understanding and application of tort law principles.

Assessment in this course may include a combination of written assignments, quizzes, mid-term examinations, and a final examination. Additionally, participation in class discussions, presentations, and case analysis exercises may contribute to the overall assessment.

The Law of Torts course in Semester I provides students with a solid foundation in understanding civil wrongs, liabilities, and remedies under the legal framework. By exploring key principles, doctrines, and precedents in tort law, students develop essential analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in the legal profession.