EQUITY AND TRUSTS LAW 1 - 2017/8

Module code: LAW3123

Module provider

School of Law

Module Leader

MALCOLM RN Prof (Schl of Law)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

M200

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 22

Tutorial Hours: 8

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Examination 2 HOUR EXAM 100%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

The module concerns principles of Equity and Trusts. It introduces students to the content and sources of the law of trusts and the principles of equity, and their application and effect.

Module aims

To consider and critically examine the law and policy which concerns  Equity and Trusts in the areas covered by the syllabus (as indicated below)

To satisfy the Qualifying Law Degree requirements as to the law of Equity and Trusts

To develop a critical understanding of the commercial context of Equity and Trusts

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Critically evaluate the central principles, concepts and history of equity and the law of trusts, and the relationship between them, with particular emphasis on the emergence of equity and equitable remedies KCT
Critically engage with and evaluate the dialectical tensions between common law and equity KCT
Critically analyse and evaluate the content of key legal areas, such as equitable remedies, certainty of trusts, constitution, formalities, charities, unincorporated associations, with a particular ability to analyse the content of the law in areas where there is tension or a lack of clarity KCT
Critical engage in scholarly debate regarding equity and trusts law, critically analysing the major tendencies within legal scholarship and the relationship between them KCPT
Critically engage with and apply knowledge of the primary and secondary legal authorities to solve complex problems and answer complex essay questions which seek to resolve tensions in the competing goals and content of equity and trusts law CPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Subjects:


An introduction to the development of Equity
The Trust
Charitable Trusts
Non Charitable Purpose Trusts
Equitable Remedies                             

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Introduce topics, with particular emphasis on key areas of the syllabus, in lectures
Facilitate a more detailed study of the syllabus by directed independent study of selected legislation, case law and other texts and directed preparation of focussed tutorial questions
Enhance student’s understanding and critical awareness by group discussion in tutorial
Facilitate student’s revision of key areas of law and exam preparation by the submission of written formative coursework (see below) and by using Question and Answer planning and practice techniques on SurreyLearn throughout the module and during revision lectures towards the end of Semester 1


The learning and teaching methods include:


Lectures (2 hrs x 11 weeks)
Tutorials (1 hr x 6 weeks)

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate, in accordance with the Learning Outcomes, their acquired knowledge, critical awareness of the key principles and policies studied in this Module, their ability to evaluate and also to apply their acquired knowledge and critical awareness to the resolution of hypothetical legal problems.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

1 written examination for Semester 1 which will require the students to answer two questions to include at least one essay and one problem.

Formative assessment and feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback on their performance during tutorials.  In addition they will undertake a written formative assessment, during Semester 1, on which they will receive individual written feedback and group verbal feedback. This written formative assessment will be designed to give the students practice in writing an answer to either an essay or problem question which is similar in style and content to what they can expect in their summative assessment.

Reading list

Reading list for EQUITY AND TRUSTS LAW 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/law3123

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.