LAWS301-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Equity and Trusts

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

The principles of equity with particular reference to the law of trusts. The principles of the law of succession and of the administration of estates. Choses in action and their assignment.

This course is divided into two parts. The first part will consider the concept of equity by focusing on the law of trusts. The second part will consider the law of succession and claims that can be made against a dead person’s estate.

The first part of the course will begin by reviewing the history and development of equity. It will then turn to the law of trusts. Topics covered will include what a trust is, the elements required to establish an express trust, the powers and duties of trustees, and remedies for breach of trust.

The second part of the course will turn to the law of succession and claims against deceased estates. This part will begin with the law of intestacy and what happens when a person dies without a valid will. It will then move on to the alternative situation of death with a will, including formal requirements for a will’s validity. This part of the course will also cover claims against a deceased person’s estate under several key statutes.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe and explain selected legal principles relating to trusts and succession;
  • Identify the legal sources of these principles;
  • Identify and critically analyse legal issues in relevant factual situations;
  • Apply the law to such issues;
  • Further develop skills such as legal analysis and critical reasoning.

Pre-requisites

(i) LAWS101; and (ii) LAWS110

Co-requisites

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Che Ekaratne

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Take Home Test 22 Aug 2017 30%
Online Quiz 29 Sep 2017 10%
Final Exam 60%


Assessment may include online quizzes, an in-term take-home or evening test, and a final exam.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks

As there may be a new textbook in 2017, please check LEARN when the course starts for further information.

Fees

Domestic fee $775.00

International fee $3,525.00

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS301 Occurrences

  • LAWS301-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017