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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3041C: Equity and Trusts

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

Module Aims

This module aims to give you the opportunity to explore and understand the dynamic role of equity and trusts, so that you can develop an understanding of the principles, the nature of the office of trustee and of the beneficial interests behind the trust mechanism.  Through exposure to key primary and secondary materials, you will develop skills of legal analysis and problem solving whilst also establishing an appreciation for the flexibility of the trust, and its responsiveness to the ever changing circumstances of an evolving society.

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. Demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the Trusts law, using a range of appropriate concepts, interpretative techniques and terminology;
2. Possess a broad knowledge and understanding of the law relating to certain areas of Trusts which have been selected for study in view of their particular difficulty or importance;
3. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of areas of growth, controversy and reform in the law of Trusts;
4. Understand the importance of non-legal/contextual materials (such as Charity Commission guidance)
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of legal concepts and principles and make an informed and effective judgement about the merits and relevance of particular information or arguments;
6. Demonstrate the acquisition legal research and analytical skills and apply the law to factual scenarios;
7. Communicate technical legal information and argument effectively and concisely, orally and in writing, in a manner appropriate to the discipline and in task-specific ways;
Personal and Key Skills8. Take responsibility for own learning (with some support), and to work effectively with others within a group, meeting obligations to the other members of the group
9. Identify retrieve and use efficiently a range of library-based and electronic resources with little guidance
10. Manage time independently and efficiently in preparing for learning activities, and to work independently, within a limited time frame, to complete a specified task