- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- 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
- 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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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.