LAWS5105 Remedies

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
Outcomes
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 and 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.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (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
Prerequisites:
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Layering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law,
and
LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
Contact hours
4 hours per week
Recommended
reading

Barnett, I. G. and Harder S., Remedies in Australian Private Law: CUP 2014

Witzleb, N. et al. Remedies: Commentary and Materials, 6th edn: Lawbook Co. 2015

 

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