Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Lectures and Seminar Discussion
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
730-111 Legal Method and Reasoning; 730-112 Principles of Public Law; 730-114 Torts; 730-212 Legal Theory; 730-213 Obligations; 730-215 Contracts; or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Elise Bant
ContactMelbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
This subject provides an analysis of the law of unjust enrichment and restitution in Australian law. Students will examine the various unjust factors recognised by courts or discussed by theorists, such as mistake, compulsion and failure of consideration. The various forms of enrichment will be studied and the differences between restitution for money and restitution for services explored. Defences to restitutionary claims and restitutionary remedies, both personal and proprietary, will also be covered.
Note: The essay in this subject is regarded as a substantial piece of legal writing.
|Objectives:||To inculcate an understanding of the legal principles governing the reversal of unjust enrichment and of the law restitution in Australia.|
James Edelman and Elise Bant, Unjust Enrichment in Australia (2006, Oxford University Press).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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