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LAWS12078 Equity and Trusts
Equity and Trusts
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General Information


In this unit you will examine the jurisdiction of Equity, including Trusts as a key equitable institution. The unit has four parts. In the first part you will address: the history of Equity and its relationship with the common law; equitable rights and interests; equitable assignment; fiduciary obligations and the equitable obligation of confidence. In the second part you will focus on the law of Trusts, including various types of trusts; the manner and form of trust creation and variation; the duties, rights and powers of trustees; consequences of breach of trust; beneficiary rights and remedies; resulting and constructive trusts. In the third part you will address equitable doctrines related to unconscionability; undue influence, unconscionable transactions and estoppel in equity. In the fourth part you will consider equitable remedies including declarations, specific performance, injunctions, and monetary remedies. This unit meets the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board requirements for Equity, including Trusts.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: 24 credit points of law units

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2023


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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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Feedback from External Review


Feedback from Assessment 2 suggests that more prescriptive task instructions could direct students to the style or form of advice sought for this task, eg. legal memorandum or letter of advice, which might provide more uniformity in approach, a better structure to student answers and assess the skill of professional communication in a practical manner.


I will integrate this change into Assessment Two.

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