Equity Law (11283.1)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to: 1. Identify and explain the principal doctrines and remedies of equity and the law of trusts;
2. Engage in critical analysis of equitable principles and institutions and the potential for future development of those principles and institutions;
3. Provide advice on the application of equitable principles (including the law of trusts) in given fact situations; and
4. Demonstrate effective legal communication, research and negotiation skills and apply them to equity law problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws course.
Students must have passed 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.
Equivalent units7029 Equity Law
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Teaching in the unit emphasises close engagement with case law. Recommended texts are Denis Ong, Ong On Equity (Federation Press, 2011) and Trusts Law in Australia (Federation Press, 5th ed, 2018). Other works will be highlighted in the Reading Guide - see below.
Note that AGLC4 is the mandatory citation schema in this unit; refer to detailed instructions for the first three assessment items.
A detailed Reading Guide us available on Canvas, alongside weekly suggestions in tutorials and a selection of online handouts.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The first three assessment items must be submitted via the corresponding drop boxes on Canvas. Detailed Instructions are provided in handouts in Canvas, alongside discussion in lectures and tutorials. Detailed guidance about the exam will be available on Canvas and in class in week 13
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Participation in the tutorials is strongly recommended. Tutorials emphasise problem solving that is relevant for legal practice and for the exam.
Virtual/physical attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.
Required IT skills
Assessment Item 2 involves production of a short cogent video. That video can be produced on a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, GoPro or other device. Detailed instructions will be available on Canvas and discussed in class. The item directly reflects feedback by students in classes in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Use of AGLC4 citation is mandatory in this unit.