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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nadine Huels (T1-58 T2-58); Ms Vicki Vann (T3-58)


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nadine Huels (Trimesters 1 and 2)
Ms Vicki Vann (Trimester 3)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks


LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7267, LAW7428 or LAW7265