LAWS5892 Principles and Practice of Life Insurance Law
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit examines key concepts associated with general insurance as a risk transfer loss spreading arrangement. It includes analysis of the common law and relevant equitable principles and close examination of the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 (Cwlth), covering topics such as the duty of utmost good faith, causation, subrogation and double insurance and contribution.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced knowledge of the nature and the purpose of the relevant laws relating to the insurance context; (2) demonstrate professional judgement and the ability to respond to ethical issues arising in the insurance context; (3) apply legal reasoning to develop arguments in resolving issues to solve hypothetical and complex problems; (4) engage in critical analysis of the legislation and the scholarship in the area of insurance law; (5) evaluate and synthesise legal problems and conflicts arising in insurance law; (6) recognise and articulate the complex policy issues associated with insurance law; and (7) demonstrate an ability to participate and present arguments in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive to legal and non-legal audiences.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) oral presentation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a Juris Doctor student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
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- Greg Pynt
- Contact hours
- This unit is delivered intensively.
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