Postgraduate Course: Comparative and International Trust law (LAWS11243)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines the essential nature of the trust, and also addresses specific issues in trust law, especially topical issues. It is not limited to any particular system of trust law, but is international and comparative in its approach. The mainstream trust jurisdictions are considered, including England. The 'offshore' trust systems are also looked at, as well as trusts and trust-like arrangements in traditionally 'civil law' systems.
This course does not require any previous knowledge of trust law. But it does presuppose a basic knowledge of the law of obligations, of property law, of insolvency law and of international private law.
The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the advanced study of the law and trusts and to encourage them to analyse national solutions to the problems of trust law in comparative perspective. Students will be encouraged in seminars to discuss problem areas and to suggest and evaluate the theories by which they may be resolved.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- SStudents will not only develop oral skills in class discussion but they will also be assisted in refining legal writing skills, in the form of essay-based assessments.
- a critical knowledge and understanding of the law of trusts;
- an appreciation of the comparative approach to legal study;
- an ability to comment critically and engage in debate on the issues examined;
- problem-solving skills in formulating solutions to the problems considered.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Daniel Carr
|Course secretary||Ms Olivia Hayes
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588