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LAW7271 - Principles of trusts

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Bryan Dwyer


City Trimester 1 2007 (Day)
City Trimester 3 2007 (Day)


This unit will introduce students to the fundamental principles and concepts of the law of trusts. It will examine the functions and constitution of trusts, trust property and objects and the duties of trustees.


On completion of this unit students will have:

  1. acquired the ability to identify the appropriate circumstances in which a trust should be created and to advise as to the methods by which a trust may be created;
  2. acquired the ability to advise on the proper administration of trusts;
  3. acquired the ability to advise on the rights of beneficiaries and on the duties of trustees in a given factual situation;
  4. further developed skills in caselaw analysis.


Memorandum of Advice requiring students to provide comprehensive advice to a client in a factual situation involving a trust: 30%; Final Examination: 70%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks


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