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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Law of Damages (115)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 18 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the basic types of damages and how they can be proved; evaluate claims efficiently and determine the nature and extent of recoverable damages; understand basic types of damages and how they can be proven; and describe recent changes in the law concerning the award of punitive damages, the collateral source rule and claims for loss of spousal and parent-child consortium.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: classification of damages; punitives; caps; mitigation; evaluation. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance Law or Tort Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 110 and 115 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Contracts. NOTE: Courses 115 and 116 constitute 2 semester hours in Law of Damages. NOTE: Courses 111, 112, and 115 constitute 3 semester hours in Torts.

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