- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- In this unit, students learn about the main private law remedies organised according to their dominant functions. The first part of the unit considers compensatory remedies and in the second part, restitutionary, punitive and coercive remedies are also considered. The unit has a strong practical focus, given the importance of remedies in practice. Students critically examine available remedies and the circumstances of their availability and also consider possible reforms.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the range of remedial responses, and the relationship between causes of action and remedial responses; (2) develop a critical understanding of some contemporary issues in the law of remedies; (3) demonstrate appreciation for scholarship in some areas of the law of remedies; (4) identify appropriate remedies and articulate reasons for them; (5) critically evaluate the law and its application; (6) engage in the debates on the need for change; (7) research and evaluate judicial opinion and scholarly views; and (8) continue to build on effective and appropriate communication and collaboration skills in class.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Felicity Maher
- Unit rules
- Contact hours
- 4 hours per week
Barnett, K. and Harder S., Remedies in Australian Private Law, 2nd edn: CUP 2018
Witzleb, N. et al. Remedies: Commentary and Materials, 6th edn: Lawbook Co. 2015
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