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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Principles of Equity and Trusts
Module Code LG389
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kevin O'Sullivan
Semester 2: Kevin O'Sullivan
Autumn: Kevin O'Sullivan
Module TeachersKevin O'Sullivan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module is designed to introduce students to the study of Equity and Trusts. Students will be given a strong grounding in the equitable remedy of the injunction. This module also introduces and examines one of the greatest contributions made by the Courts of Equity to property law: the trust. It deals with the substantive rules governing the creation and classification of trusts, alongside the duties and powers of trustees.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and outline the distinction between the common law and equity.
2. Examine and distinguish between various types of injunction.
3. Describe and discuss the rules pertaining to the creation of different types of trusts.
4. Make judgement on the application of the legal rules to hypothetical factual scenarios.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study41reading of lecture notes, textbooks, case law and scholarly literature; consideration of problem questions
Independent Study60Exam Revision
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

1. Introduction and historical development of Equity 2. Injunctions 3. Express Trusts 4. Administration of Trusts 5. Constructive Trusts 6. Resulting Trusts 7. Charitable Trusts

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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