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LAW 226 Sources of Obligation (2): Reading list

LAW 226 Sources of Obligation 2

Department: Bachelor of Law

Module Description: This module covers tort and unjust enrichment as sources of obligation. It discusses the requirement of liability in tort such as causation and remoteness. It also discusses the scope of liability, including moral and economic losses, vicarious and joint liability. The module explains the types of unjust enrichment. It will cover several topics, such as the distinction between criminal & civil liability; tortious actions; causation & remoteness; physical & moral losses; vicarious liability & guardian’s liability; mitigation, economic losses and loss of profit; liability for losses caused by machinery; definition & requirements of unjust enrichment, examples of unjust enrichment, and court suit. It is intended to explain and discuss the relevant main topics under both English law and UAE law.

Module texts

The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law, prepared purposefully for this particular module.

  • R. Mulheron, Principles of Tort Law, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2020. Purchase eBook

Recommended readings

  • Steele, Tort Law: Text, Cases & Materials, Oxford UP (5th Edition, 2022) 

  • Witting, Street on Torts, 16th ed., Oxford: Oxford UP, 2021.

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