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Fundamentals of the Law of Trusts - LAWS6912

Year - 2018

This unit begins with an overview of the equity jurisdiction, including fiduciary duties, before going on to consider the law of trusts in more detail. The unit covers the creation, constitution and validity of both private and public trusts; the rights and duties of trustees; trustee and third-party liability for breaches of trust; and remedies for breach of trust. These principles will be explored in the context of both personal and commercial dealings, and particular attention will be paid to certain commercial applications of the trust mechanism, such as Quistclose trusts and retention of title 'proceeds' trusts.

Classes
Mar 23, 24 and Apr 6, 7 (9-5)

Assessment
class participation (10%) and take-home exam (90%)

Additional information
Students who have previously completed a law degree in a common law jurisdiction are not permitted to enrol in this unit, except with the permission of the Unit Coordinator

Prohibitions

LAWS2015 or LAWS3474

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive April

26 Mar 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 27 Apr 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Jamie Glister
HECS Band: 3
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