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LAWS2015: Equity

2024 unit information

An appreciation of equitable principles and remedies is fundamental to understanding the legal system and the law of property, taxation and obligations. This unit of study explains the origins of the equitable jurisdiction and examines its role today. A substantial part of the unit is dedicated to study of the law of trusts, including remedial constructive trusts. Other topics include fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, the doctrines of estoppel, and a study of the equitable remedies of the injunction, an account of profits and equitable compensation.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS2015
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS5015
Assumed knowledge:
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LAWS2012

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand the historical reasons for a distinctive equitable jurisdiction and critically evaluate the ongoing significance of equitable doctrines and remedies
  • LO2. Identify and describe various equitable doctrines, and the underlying themes in equitable relief and remedies, justifying their application
  • LO3. Analyse complex factual problems and synthesise legal and equitable principles to construct persuasive legal arguments, and apply them effectively

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive December 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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