PRINCIPLES OF RESTITUTION
2013/2014, Semester 2
Modular Credits: LL4051 ( 4 ) / LL5051 ( 4 ) / LL6051 ( 4 )
This course introduces students to the central concepts and disputes in the law of restitution, centring on unjust enrichment as an organising theme. The prevention of unjust enrichment as an independent legal principle, capable of founding causes of action, gained currency as an independent branch of the common law only as recently as in 1991. This course covers the operation of key restitutionary concepts in common law and equity, including their relationships to the law of contract, torts, and property, as well as to equitable principles. A selection of topics, which may vary from year to year, will be covered.
(a) NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent. (b) Equity & Trusts or an equivalent course.
9 session over 3 weeks: Three, 3hrs continuous weekly seminars
Intensive course: Wk 1 - 3; Dates: 14 - 28 Jan 2014. [*2 make-up seminars on Wed 15 & 22 Jan (1 - 4pm)]
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation - 10%; 6-hr Take Home Exam - 90% [Release: Sat 8 Mar 2014, (1pm); Due: Sat 8 Mar 2014, (7pm)]