Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law School welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Law School policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the School's programs.
The inherent academic requirements for the study in the Melbourne Law School are:
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/.
CoordinatorMs Lisa Sarmas
Melbourne Law School Student Centre
Tel: +61 3 8344 4475
The subject will enable students to develop a broad and critical understanding of the law of trusts. We will consider what a trust is and what functions it performs in modern Australian society. We will examine in detail the rules and principles governing the validity of express trusts, exploring the relationships between trust and contract and trust and debt along the way. We will also consider trusts for charitable and non-charitable purposes, asking whether the law relating to charitable trusts is in need of reform. We will look at trustees’ duties, including the duty of trusteeship itself, fiduciary duties and duties relating to the investment of trust assets. We will consider resulting and constructive trusts, before finally exploring remedies for breach of trust, including personal remedies against a defaulting trustee or a third party, and remedies that arise when misapplied trust assets may be traced into a defendant’s hands and made the subject of a proprietary claim.
Trusts builds on the foundational knowledge of trusts that students will have acquired from the compulsory subjects Obligations. Its emphasis is not on old Chancery traditions or the history of the trust. Instead, Trusts emphasises contemporary applications of the rules, principles and remedies surrounding the trust. Moreover, it explores issues in contemporary trusts law that are presently unresolved and the subject of contention.
A student who has completed Trusts should have an advanced, integrated and comparative knowledge of the law of trusts, and its place within the private law as a whole. In particular, such a student will be able to:
Interim assessment of a one hour exam (30%) and a 2 hour exam (70%)
A 3 hour exam (100%)
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Specialist printed materials will be made available from 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 the subject, students should have developed their skills in the following areas:
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