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In this unit you will examine the jurisdiction of Equity, which includes the law of Trusts. Weeks 1-3 focus on the history of Equity and its relationship with the common law, equitable rights and interests, equitable assignment, and fiduciary obligations. Weeks 4-8 focus on the law of Trusts, including types of trusts, trust creation and variation, trustee duties, rights and powers, breach of trust, beneficiary rights and remedies, resulting trusts, and constructive trusts. Weeks 9-12 focus on undue influence, unconscionable transactions, estoppel in equity and equitable 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
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should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
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