Comparative Tort Law

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode RGMPR50806
Vaknaam Comparative Tort Law
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a (Blok 3)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Comparative Tort Law
Leerdoelen This course will enable students:
- to obtain thorough knowledge and understanding of the major concepts of tort law and the main differences and similarities between the main European systems;
- to acquire the ability to independently assemble and apply the major concepts of tort law when resolving complex issues from the main European systems and cultures;
- The ability to convey to a group of peers both orally and in written form in good English, a complex argumentation in the field of international aspects of tort law.
Omschrijving International trade can give rise to liability in tort in many ways. E.g. products manufactured in one country cause damage to consumers in another country, a company is sued for damages caused by a subsidiary. This course covers the most important topics from a comparative perspective. Students are introduced to differences in tort law in various legal systems, especially the English, German and French legal systems. They will be stimulated to reflect upon the different solutions adopted by each of those systems. The teachers of this course will draw on their practical experience to ensure that students will gain useful insights into the realities of litigation.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(14 2-hours lectures (during the block). Attendance Compulsory.)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal indien mogelijk)
(Bonus points to be achieved in the form of research papers and presentation)
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator prof. dr. S.E. Weishaar, LLM.
Docent(en) prof. mr. F. Brandsma ,prof. mr. dr. A.J. Verheij ,prof. dr. S.E. Weishaar, LLM.
  • This course is only accessible for students that have been fully admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law.
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester II a optional
LLM International Commercial Law 1 semester II a compulsory
Open Colleges 1 semester II a keuze