PRINCIPLES OF EQUITY AND TRUSTS

LAW5EQT

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTobias Barkley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW5PTO AND LAW5FPR

Co-requisitesLAW5RPL

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Equity and Trusts in Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBryan & Vann

YearN/A

Edition/Volumelatest edition

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

A Sourcebook on Equity and Trusts in Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBryan, Degeling, Donald & Vann

YearN/A

Edition/Volumelatest edition

PublisherCambridge University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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
02. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the conceptual and doctrinal framework of equity and trusts law in Australia
03. Write a legal opinion on a factual scenario in equity and trusts law in a professional manner
04. Demonstrate critical analysis of the principles of the law of equity and trusts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnn Wardrop

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.50 h lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 6.00 h scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Essay (2,500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Examination (3 hours, equivalent to 3,000 words) Centrally administered examinationN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4