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LAWS75-313: Equity

Description

Equity is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject builds on concepts encountered in other private law subjects to explore the principles of equity and the law of trusts. It considers the origins and history of the equitable jurisdiction; the relationship between equity and common law; and essential concepts and doctrines of equity, including fiduciary duties and equitable remedies. The subject also provides an introduction to the law of trusts, focusing on types of trusts, their creation, and the rights and obligations that follow from trusteeship. Emphasis is placed on the development of legal research and reasoning.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeLAWS75-313
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,760
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,930

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the following legal topics:
• the relationship between equity and the common law;
• the law of fiduciary relationships;
• the foundations of the law of trusts, including their creation, the various types of trusts, and the rights and obligations that are created by trusts; and
• legal principles relevant to some equitable remedies.
2. Demonstrate competency in exercising the following skill at an intermediate level, with creativity, initiative and autonomy:
• legal research and reasoning.
3. Adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to:
• learning and working autonomously, accountably and reflectively;
• behaving ethically and responsibly; and
• managing time effectively and meeting deadlines.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Must be admitted into a Masters law degree OR be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law Exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Withdraw – Financial?06/10/2018
Withdraw – Academic?27/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Withdraw – Financial?09/02/2019
Withdraw – Academic?02/03/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/03/2019
Semester start13/05/2019
Subject start13/05/2019
Cancellation 1?27/05/2019
Cancellation 2?03/06/2019
Last enrolment26/05/2019
Withdraw – Financial?08/06/2019
Withdraw – Academic?29/06/2019
Teaching census?07/06/2019
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/07/2019
Semester start09/09/2019
Subject start09/09/2019
Cancellation 1?23/09/2019
Cancellation 2?30/09/2019
Last enrolment22/09/2019
Withdraw – Financial?05/10/2019
Withdraw – Academic?26/10/2019
Teaching census?04/10/2019