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Equity & Trusts (G)
Last Updated Date:   4 July 2022

8 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The trust is a distinctive and unique combination of proprietary rights and obligations and the objective of this course is to introduce students to the law of trusts and the principles of equity which have been influential in shaping that law. At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the notion of an equitable proprietary interest under a trust and of the manner in which the trust strikes a balance between the respective interests and rights of settlor, trustee and beneficiary. Students should also be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the importance and flexibility of constructive trusts as well as related equitable doctrines and remedies in the modern law. The course will be taught in sections. Each section will have its own syllabus and methods of assessment which may not coincide.

Course Convenor: Sheridan Fellow Chan Wei Xuan, Timothy

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LC2006G

Contact Hours: Two, 3 hr weekly seminar

Workload: 6 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20% & Final Exam - 80%

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: (1) Year 1 Law Compulsory modules:
LC1003 Law of Contract; LC1004 Law of Torts; LC1001 Criminal Law; LC1016 Legal Analysis, Research & Communication; LC1015/LC1025 Singapore Law In Context; LC1002 Introduction to Legal Theory
(2) LC2004 Principles of Property Law

Examination Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2023 (AM)

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