units

LAW5010

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2015 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2015 (Day)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7271

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Synopsis

The unit introduces students to the nature and function of trusts in the modern Australian legal system. Students learn how trusts are used and learn the rules governing their existence. In particular, the rules governing the creation and administration of trusts, and the rights and obligations of parties to trusts.

Outcomes

At the successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the role and law of trusts in a broader commercial, social and regulatory context, including contemporary developments in the law and its practice;
  2. identify, research, synthesise and evaluate relevant legal, factual and policy issues in trusts law;
  3. demonstrate intellectual and practical skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methods and conclusions;
  4. engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives;
  5. select, analyse, interpret and apply principles of trusts law to generate appropriate responses to complex legal issues;
  6. exercise advanced and integrated professional judgment to evaluate jurisprudential and practical considerations; and
  7. communicate effectively and persuasively to specified audiences.

Assessment

1. Research assignment (3,000 words): 40%
2. Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time): combination of problem questions and short answers: 60%

Workload requirements

Workload is 2.5 (or 3 for 2015+ cohort) hours per week x 12 weeks

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

LAW5000 or LAW5080 or LAW5081, LAW5002 or LAW7265, LAW5006 and LAW5004 (for students beginning in 2015 or later)

Co-requisites