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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3041B: Trusts

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of the module are:

To achieve a critical understanding of the general principles of the law of Trusts, both in their own right and within the wider context of property law, and to do so by concentrating on selected topics which are studied in depth.

To achieve flexibility in the study of Trusts law, and selectivity within the considerable amount of material, so that problems in Trusts law can be correctly identified and addressed succinctly and accurately with full legal authority.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Understand the general principles of the law of Trusts as expressed through case law and legislative enactments;
2. Possess a detailed knowledge of the law relating to certain areas of Trusts which have been selected for study in view of their particular difficulty or importance;
3. Develop awareness of and understanding of the areas of growth and reform in the law of Trusts;
4. Develop understanding of the importance of non-legal/contextual materials (such as Charity Commission guidance).
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Demonstrate detailed / comprehensive knowledge and understanding of a range of complex and technical legal concepts and principles;
6. Identify and apply the relevant law from legal sources and to locate and discuss the relevance of specified non-legal sources;
7. Acquire legal research and analytical skills
Personal and Key Skills8. Demonstrate engaged, effective and accurate written communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts
9. Demonstrate engaged, effective and accurate oral communication skills in a manner appropriate to the discipline / different contexts
10. Identify, retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with minimum guidance;
11. Demonstrate ability to interact effectively and proactively within a team / learning group and to share information and ideas, and to manage conflict
12. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task.