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Charity Law Today
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


4 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course will look in depth at the content of charity law, the consequences of charity status, and key questions raised by charity law and regulation, in contemporary settings across the world. Topics will include the profile and value of the charity sector; the 'heads' of charity; the public benefit requirement of charity law; charity law's treatment of political purposes; the sources of charity law; the tax treatment of charities; charitable trusts and discrimination; and the regulation of charities. Singapore's charity law will be considered in global perspective. This course will not consider the treatment of charity in Islamic law.

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Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Matthew Harding

Co-teacher(s): NA

Module Codes: LL4371 / LL5371 / LL6371 / LLJ5371

Contact Hours: 9 sessions over 3 weeks: Three, 3hr weekly seminars

Workload: Intensive: Week 1 - 3: 10 - 28 Jan 2022 [Mon, Wed & Fri: 6.30 - 9.30pm]

Mode of Assessment: 6-Hr Take Home Exam - 100% [Release: Fri, 4 March 2022 (3pm); Due: Fri, 4 March 2022 (9pm)]

Preclusions: LL4371V/LL5371V/LL63871V Charity Law Today

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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