UBC Faculty of Law, Law 435C.001:

Personal Injury Law

Marc Kazimirski and Sandra Kovacs are adjunct professors at the UBC Faculty of Law, teaching the advanced seminar course: 435C.001 Topics in Tort Law: Personal Injury Law.

The course objective is to give students a comprehensive understanding of personal injury advocacy, not only through the study of the leading relevant case law in British Columbia and Canada, but also through analysis, discussion, and debate about the substantive, procedural, strategic, and ethical issues that commonly arise in personal injury practice.

Course Evaluation

The evaluation method for this course is 75% examination and 25% participation.

The participation component is premised not only upon attendance but also on written submissions following each week’s class. Students are required to submit, via email, their reflections on each week’s lecture (e.g. critical and thoughtful commentary on relevant issues or cases discussed in class, in the media, or beyond). Submissions should be between 100 and 200 words. The deadline for each reflection is Friday at 4pm.

Lecture Notes & Reading

Copies of cases, relevant readings and lecture notes are available in the following links for each week of the course:

Downloads

We enclose the following information for students (current and prospective) regarding the Personal Injury Law course: