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Equity Law (7029.4)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166843) - View

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Syllabus

This unit will provide students with a grounding in the principles of equity and equitable remedies. The unit also examines nature of the trust, the concept of fiduciary duties and the capacity, duties and powers of trustees. The aim of this subject is to provide students with a thorough grounding in equitable doctrines and remedies and the law of trusts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Have a sound understanding of the principal doctrines and remedies of equity and the law of trusts;

2. Be familiar with the history of equity, the way in which equitable principles and institutions have developed, and the relationship between equity and the common law;

3. Understand some of the critical analysis of equitable principles and institutions and the potential for future development of those principles and institutions; and

4. Be able to provide advice on the application of equitable principles (including the law of trusts) to given fact situations.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Four hours per week.

Prerequisites

Completion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.



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