- Code LAWS8298
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
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).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.
- a take-home exam worth (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- an essay worth (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed text for this course is G E Dal Pont, Equity and Trusts: Commentary and Materials (5th ed, 2011)
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- 6 units
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