Equity Law (7029.4)
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|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - 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)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesCompletion of Legal Systems or equivalent. Entry to the LLB program.
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Peter Young and Clyde Croft, On Equity (Thomson Reuters, 2009) or Denis Ong, Ong On Equity (Federation Press, 2011).
A detailed reading list of recommended print/online works will be provided in the first lecture and discussed in the first tutorial. Teaching emphasises close consultation of contemporary and historic case law.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Detailed formal instructions about submission of assessment items 1 and 2 will be provided in the first lecture and first tutorial. They will be available on Canvas at that time.
Special assessment requirements
All three assessmen items must be undertaken in order to pass the unit.
Students must pass the exam (ie get a mark of 20 or above in that exam) in order to pass the unit.
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.
Tutorial attendance is strongly recommended. Tutorials will centre on solving practice-based problem scenarios (Work Integrated Learning) that resemble the questions in the exam for this unit and that feature challenges evident in legal practice.
Required IT skills
As a third year Law unit it is assumed that all students are proficient in the use of legal databases such as AustLII, JADE and SSRN.
Work placement, internships or practicums