LAWS5105 Remedies

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 of the law, and the relationship between causes of action and remedial responses; (2) demonstrate a critical understanding of some contemporary issues in the law of remedies; and (3) apply principles of the law of remedies to solve hypothetical legal problems.
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
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law,
LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
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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