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Equity & Trusts
Last Updated Date:   12 December 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.

Course Convenor: Prof Kelvin Low

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LCJ5006

Contact Hours: Two, 3 hr weekly seminar

Workload: 6 hours

Mode of Assessment: Class Participation - 20%; Mid-Semester Collaborative Research Assignment (students work together in grps of 2 or 3) - 20% & Final Exam {Closed Book with permitted materials}- 60%

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: (1) Year 1 Law Compulsory modules: LCJ5003 Law of Contract; LCJ5004 Law of Torts; LCJ5001 Criminal Law; LCJ5016 Legal Analysis, Research & Communication; LCJ5025 Singapore Law In Context; LCJ5002 Introduction to Legal Theory (2) LCJ5014 Principles of Property Law

Examination Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2023 (AM)

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