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Just Torts the Podcast

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Just Torts the Podcast
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Law school is tricky, believe me, you need all the help you can get! Brought to you by the JustLaw podcast team and our talented host/beatsmaker Brent Liang, the Just Torts podcast series will help you understand each topic in more depth. Our star-studded weekly panel, will guide you along the way, ensuring that concepts are broken down and easy to understand. We sit down with high-achieving students and University of Sydney teaching staff, for 30-minute roundtable conversations. No obiter. No dicta. Just-Ratio – This is Just Torts.

Latest Episodes

Teaser

Teaser by Just Law

2 MIN2018 JAN 5
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Teaser

EP.12 - Duty of Care: Defences

There is one last hurdle before concluding a negligence claim. Defences, ranging from volenti to intoxication, are available to the defendant if they are able to identify wrong-doing on the plaintiff's behalf. However, the crucial question is, when does a defence operate to completely negate the defendant's liabiity and when does it provide only a partial reduction in damages? We bring this question up to Giacomo Rotolo-Ross and Maxine Jeric, for a succinct discussion along with some new, funky music. *Note: keep an eye out on the subtleties between defences to negligence and defences to intentional torts. Although similar, they are not the same thing!

23 MIN2018 JAN 5
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EP.12 - Duty of Care: Defences

EP.11 - Duty of Care: Causation & Remoteness

Factual causation and scope of liability, more commonly referred to as causation and remoteness, form the recipe of the third step of the negligence calculus. The Civil Liability Act prescribes a two-step approach for determining whether the damage should be deemed too remote from the original tort. But is it sufficient, logical, easy to work with? On this episode we hear it from Professor Barbara McDonald, the guru in this area. Tune in for some of her signature examples, and her explanation behind the most recent attempts to improve CLA.

29 MIN2017 DEC 19
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EP.11 - Duty of Care: Causation & Remoteness

Special Ep.1 - Problem Question Help & Mental Health

There you have it, the first major problem question assignment. You have read the facts maybe ten times and you have no idea where to start. Negligence here and there. Intoxication? Should you use CLA? No fear, we are here to help you out! To launch our mini special episode series, we have invited three guest curators - Lou Lemm, Peter Dougherty, Justin Handisurya - to give a useful summary of how to tackle your first major assignment. Also, we will provide you with some tips to recharge and maintain a good balance when completing the assignment, and of course a guide of all services available if you are feeling a bit burned out.

19 MIN2017 DEC 1
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Special Ep.1 - Problem Question Help & Mental Health

Ep.09 - Duty of Care: Generally

Negligence is, without doubt, the most prominent topic in the law of torts. It has such a big name...that we decided to do five episodes on it! In this introductory episode and the first of the series, we walk you through the basics of establishing a duty of care. We are cordially joined by Jessica Ottavi in a conversation with Dr Belinda Reeve in what is our longest discussion so far. Hear about Dr Reeve's commentary on the law in this area, and of course, her personal case favourites.

30 MIN2017 NOV 3
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Ep.09 - Duty of Care: Generally

Ep.08 - Defences to Intentional Torts

Your very first introductory episode to defences in torts is here! Quite unlikely (and gruesome?), the case law in this area revolves around glass shards being thrown in a stand-off and Jehovah's Witnesses refusing blood transfusions. From necessity to consent, we traverse this difficult landscape with Nam Kiet Nguyen and Patrick Hendy. *Note: pay attention, as the part about Mike Tyson is highly relevant!

23 MIN2017 OCT 28
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Ep.08 - Defences to Intentional Torts

Ep.07 - Invasion of Privacy

Privacy matters. However, there is, as yet, no general tort of invasion of privacy in Australian law. Will a Bill of Rights help? How do countries such as Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom address this issue? We explore these perspectives with Tom Lyons and Miriam Asar, in a comparative study of Australia's stance on privacy law and why it should look ahead.

20 MIN2017 OCT 20
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Ep.07 - Invasion of Privacy

Ep.06 - Private Nuisance

Private nuisance is complicated. As a remedy for the interference with the use, occupation and enjoyment of land, it complements the action for trespass. There are different liabilities: should the owner be held liable for a loud party hosted by their tenants? Is the occupier accountable for the nuisance created by a trespasser? Can you complain of 526 golf balls when living next to a golf resort? In this episode, we team up with Alan Zheng and Lihini de Silva to tackle these questions.

21 MIN2017 OCT 14
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Ep.06 - Private Nuisance

Ep.03 - Trespass to the Person

The tort of trespass protects a person from direct physical violation/restraint and from threats of violence. What constitutes a "direct" interference and why does it matter? What type of fault and/or state of mind is necessary to be proven? Tune in as we enjoy a conversation with Alyssa Leng and Lim Ying Yi about the various forms of trespass and remedies available.

16 MIN2017 OCT 7
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Ep.03 - Trespass to the Person

Ep.04 - Action on the Case for Wilful Injury

You've heard of it, the Wilkinson v Downton principle. What does it say? Plenty: sudden shocks, gunshots, false detective, revenge porn and steel traps. Join us as we discuss with Callum Vittali-Smith and Josh Vardanega the tricky topic of direct and unintentionally inflicted injury. *Note: watch out for the riveting sound effects!

16 MIN2017 SEP 24
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Ep.04 - Action on the Case for Wilful Injury

Latest Episodes

Teaser

Teaser by Just Law

2 MIN2018 JAN 5
Comments
Teaser

EP.12 - Duty of Care: Defences

There is one last hurdle before concluding a negligence claim. Defences, ranging from volenti to intoxication, are available to the defendant if they are able to identify wrong-doing on the plaintiff's behalf. However, the crucial question is, when does a defence operate to completely negate the defendant's liabiity and when does it provide only a partial reduction in damages? We bring this question up to Giacomo Rotolo-Ross and Maxine Jeric, for a succinct discussion along with some new, funky music. *Note: keep an eye out on the subtleties between defences to negligence and defences to intentional torts. Although similar, they are not the same thing!

23 MIN2018 JAN 5
Comments
EP.12 - Duty of Care: Defences

EP.11 - Duty of Care: Causation & Remoteness

Factual causation and scope of liability, more commonly referred to as causation and remoteness, form the recipe of the third step of the negligence calculus. The Civil Liability Act prescribes a two-step approach for determining whether the damage should be deemed too remote from the original tort. But is it sufficient, logical, easy to work with? On this episode we hear it from Professor Barbara McDonald, the guru in this area. Tune in for some of her signature examples, and her explanation behind the most recent attempts to improve CLA.

29 MIN2017 DEC 19
Comments
EP.11 - Duty of Care: Causation & Remoteness

Special Ep.1 - Problem Question Help & Mental Health

There you have it, the first major problem question assignment. You have read the facts maybe ten times and you have no idea where to start. Negligence here and there. Intoxication? Should you use CLA? No fear, we are here to help you out! To launch our mini special episode series, we have invited three guest curators - Lou Lemm, Peter Dougherty, Justin Handisurya - to give a useful summary of how to tackle your first major assignment. Also, we will provide you with some tips to recharge and maintain a good balance when completing the assignment, and of course a guide of all services available if you are feeling a bit burned out.

19 MIN2017 DEC 1
Comments
Special Ep.1 - Problem Question Help & Mental Health

Ep.09 - Duty of Care: Generally

Negligence is, without doubt, the most prominent topic in the law of torts. It has such a big name...that we decided to do five episodes on it! In this introductory episode and the first of the series, we walk you through the basics of establishing a duty of care. We are cordially joined by Jessica Ottavi in a conversation with Dr Belinda Reeve in what is our longest discussion so far. Hear about Dr Reeve's commentary on the law in this area, and of course, her personal case favourites.

30 MIN2017 NOV 3
Comments
Ep.09 - Duty of Care: Generally

Ep.08 - Defences to Intentional Torts

Your very first introductory episode to defences in torts is here! Quite unlikely (and gruesome?), the case law in this area revolves around glass shards being thrown in a stand-off and Jehovah's Witnesses refusing blood transfusions. From necessity to consent, we traverse this difficult landscape with Nam Kiet Nguyen and Patrick Hendy. *Note: pay attention, as the part about Mike Tyson is highly relevant!

23 MIN2017 OCT 28
Comments
Ep.08 - Defences to Intentional Torts

Ep.07 - Invasion of Privacy

Privacy matters. However, there is, as yet, no general tort of invasion of privacy in Australian law. Will a Bill of Rights help? How do countries such as Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom address this issue? We explore these perspectives with Tom Lyons and Miriam Asar, in a comparative study of Australia's stance on privacy law and why it should look ahead.

20 MIN2017 OCT 20
Comments
Ep.07 - Invasion of Privacy

Ep.06 - Private Nuisance

Private nuisance is complicated. As a remedy for the interference with the use, occupation and enjoyment of land, it complements the action for trespass. There are different liabilities: should the owner be held liable for a loud party hosted by their tenants? Is the occupier accountable for the nuisance created by a trespasser? Can you complain of 526 golf balls when living next to a golf resort? In this episode, we team up with Alan Zheng and Lihini de Silva to tackle these questions.

21 MIN2017 OCT 14
Comments
Ep.06 - Private Nuisance

Ep.03 - Trespass to the Person

The tort of trespass protects a person from direct physical violation/restraint and from threats of violence. What constitutes a "direct" interference and why does it matter? What type of fault and/or state of mind is necessary to be proven? Tune in as we enjoy a conversation with Alyssa Leng and Lim Ying Yi about the various forms of trespass and remedies available.

16 MIN2017 OCT 7
Comments
Ep.03 - Trespass to the Person

Ep.04 - Action on the Case for Wilful Injury

You've heard of it, the Wilkinson v Downton principle. What does it say? Plenty: sudden shocks, gunshots, false detective, revenge porn and steel traps. Join us as we discuss with Callum Vittali-Smith and Josh Vardanega the tricky topic of direct and unintentionally inflicted injury. *Note: watch out for the riveting sound effects!

16 MIN2017 SEP 24
Comments
Ep.04 - Action on the Case for Wilful Injury

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