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Equity (LLB251)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit will introduce students to the equitable jurisdiction: its origin, purpose and operation. Students will learn about: the judicature system, equitable maxims, some of the most important doctrines (including equitable estoppel, undue influence, unconscionable transaction, fiduciary obligations and breach of confidence), selected equitable proprietary interests and equitable remedies (including specific performance, injunctions, declarations, equitable compensation and damages in equity). This unit focuses on the role of equity and equitable doctrines in the law of obligations and property law.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Correctly describe, in simple terms, what equity is and how it operates;
2. Use selected equitable doctrines to solve a legal problem;
3. Critically analyse and evaluate these equitable doctrines and the role that equity plays in the common law of Australia;
4. Use legal research and analytical skills to engage in debate concerning policy issues with respect to equity;
5. Critically read and analyse a case;
6. Write a useful case note.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/workshops: 5 x 2 hours per semester.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Tutorials will provide students with an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment An assignment, a test and an exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, and successful completion/concurrent enrolment in LAW260/LLB260 Contract Law
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW351 Equity and Trust may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: LLB351
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mrs Robyn Honey
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2099
e: R.Honey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mrs Robyn Honey
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2099
e: R.Honey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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