• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Pauline Ridge
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2016
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The course considers equitable doctrines and issues not generally studied at undergraduate level or that are the subject of recent litigation or academic challenge. The focus is upon doctrinal and theoretical questions relevant to commercial legal practice in Australia and will cover four broad topics (the specific doctrines studied in each area may vary):

  • Relief from contractual obligations (unconscionable dealings, undue influence, relief against penalties and forfeiture);
  • Relationships of trust and confidence (current issues in trust and fiduciary law, accessory liability, remedies and tracing);
  • Allocating liability (subrogation);
  • Equity in context (unjust enrichment and the taxonomy of private law, equity's interaction with statute law).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

A participant who successfully completes this course should be able to

  • demonstrate an understanding of the doctrines and remedies studied in the course;
  • apply that understanding to resolve a hypothetical factual problem involving equitable doctrines and remedies;
  • demonstrate an understanding and critical evaluation of current issues and problems studied in the course at both a doctrinal and conceptual level;
  • describe and critically evaluate in a sustained piece of legal writing an issue relating to at least one topic studied in the course.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

The goals of the course and desired learning outcomes will be achieved by two pieces of assessment:

  • a take-home exam worth 50%
  • an essay worth 50%

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course page approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery) plus private study and reading time.

Click here for the current LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893MDIPL, 7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text for this course is G E Dal Pont, Equity and Trusts: Commentary and Materials (5th ed, 2011)

Preliminary Reading

A Course Study Guide will be available approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course on the Wattle course site.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6818 01 Sep 2016 01 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2016 17 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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