LW5630 - Equity and Trusts

Offering Academic Unit
School of Law
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2018/19

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to

  • examine the nature, role, and significance of equity in the common law legal system;
  • develop a sound knowledge of law, policy and practice in relation to the law of equity, including the law of trusts;
  • develop the following set of skills in relation to the law of equity, including trusts:

              ○   research skills 
              ○   analytical and problem-solving skills
                 effective written and oral communication skills

  • develop an awareness of the social and commercial contexts in which trust law operates;
  • introduce students to some of the basic practical skills required to advise on application of trusts law; and
  • review the distinctions between trusts, gifts and the law of obligations (contract and tort).

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 or 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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