2018 Summer School Subject List

Equity (LAWS5015) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Law (Sydney Law School)
Department: Law
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Cameron Stewart - Cameron.stewart@usyd.edu.au

(1)  Professional Law Programs  - Law.professional@sydney.edu.au
(2)  Cameron Stewart - Cameron.stewart@usyd.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Jan 2018 
End Date: 29 Jan 2018 
Capacity: 30 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    LAWS5008 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law

  2. Note: - 

    All enrolments are subject to approval by the Sydney Law School.

  3. Note: - 

    Enrolment is restricted to University of Sydney Bachelor of Laws students only.


An appreciation of equitable principles and remedies is fundamental to understanding the legal system and the law of property, taxation and obligations.

This unit of study explains the origins of the equitable jurisdiction and examines its role today.

A substantial part of the unit is dedicated to study of the law of trusts, including remedial constructive trusts.

Other topics include fiduciary obligations, breach of confidence, the doctrines of estoppel, and a study of the equitable remedies of the injunction, an account of profits and equitable compensation.


Optional Class presentation (20%) and Take Home assessment (80% or 100%)


Start Date: 29 Jan 2018     End Date: 29 Jan 2018


Mon 29th Jan 09:00 - 17:00

Tues 30th Jan 09:00 - 17:00

Wed 1st Feb - 9:00 - 17:00

Thu 2nd Feb - 9:00 - 17:00

Mon 5th Feb 09:00 - 17:00

Tues 6th Feb - 9:00 - 13:00


P Radan and C Stewart, Principles of Australian Equity and Trusts (3rd ed LexisNexis 2016) OR Heydon and Leeming, Cases and materials on equity and Trusts (8th ed) Lexis nexis 2011)