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LAW2212 Equity

Short Description: Equity
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 4
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 19 September 2021

Requisites

Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: LAW1123

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

No study of law is complete without an understanding of the area of law which lessens and ameliorates the harsh impacts of common law rules. This course aims to provide a theoretical framework for the underlying fundamental principles of the law of Equity. The material will explore the historical development of equity, its relationship with the common law and an analysis of its current applications. Students will have an appreciation for its special characteristics and the operation of guided discretion. The course will examine the practical application of equitable actions and remedies. In particular, a focus will be the manner in which equity may intervene in the application of more strict common law rights. Finally, students may be expected to be able to critique recent developments and comment on the direction of its principles to deal with new circumstances. The course provides students with opportunities to learn the importance of equitable principles and remedies in supplementing the common law and introduces students to skills required in drafting a legal memorandum of advice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Semester 3, 2021 Online
Date printed 19 September 2021