PRINCIPLES OF EQUITY AND TRUSTS
Credit points: 15
This subject explores the nature of equity, and includes a discussion of various equitable doctrines and equitable rights and interests, fiduciary obligations, confidential information and contextualises understandings surrounding estoppel in equity and unconscionable transactions. It covers the elements of trust law, including various types of trusts, the rights, duties and powers of trustees, the consequences of breach of trust and provides an overview of equitable remedies.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorJillian Murray
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites LAW5FPR LAW5RPL
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Equity and Trusts in Australia||Prescribed||Bryan & Vann (latest edition)||Cambridge University Press|
|Readings||A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia||Prescribed||Bryan, Degeling, Donald & Vann (latest edition)||Cambridge University Press|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate high level research skills in relation to primary and secondary sources of equity and trusts law and its context
- Analysis of written cases, case-study examples, research and analysis of articles and cases, assessment
02. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the conceptual and doctrinal framework of equity and trusts law in Australia
- Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in concept presentations, individual student reading and analysis of cases and concepts and in-class discussions to clarify, as well as assessment
03. Write a legal opinion on a factual scenario in equity and trusts law in a professional manner
- Argument development and evaluation modelled through presentations, individual student reading of cases and in-class discussions, assessment
04. Demonstrate critical analysis of the principles of the law of equity and trusts.
- Assessment, in class discussions, case studies
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City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJillian Murray
One 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Scheduled Online Class
One 6.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|Essay (3,000 words)||30||01, 02, 04|
|Three hour centrally managed examination with a 30 minute reading time (equivalent to 3,000 words)||70||02, 03, 04|