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This subject is not offered in 2009.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Three hours of seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Equity and Trusts or equivalent.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
The traditional approach to equity concentrated on the historical development of doctrines and remedies in the English Court of Chancery. This subject takes a different approach to equity. It aims to reveal the philosophical foundations of equitable doctrines and remedies. What goals and purposes do they serve? Are they justified morally and, if so, how? In seeking answers to such questions, the subject also aims to supply a theoretical framework within which equitable doctrines and remedies may be evaluated and arguments for reform assessed.
Topics to be covered include:
|Objectives:||On completion of this subject, students should: |
• have an understanding and knowledge of some of the important philosophical questions and themes underlying and surrounding equitable doctrines and remedies;
• be able to analyse, and evaluate, equitable doctrines and remedies from a philosophical perspective;
• have developed an appreciation of the importance of theoretical analysis for any comprehensive understanding of legal rules and principles; and
• developed further their intellectual curiosity and creativity about the law.
Research essay of 5000 words (due week 12), 100%.
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Printed Materials will be issued by Melbourne Law School
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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