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(2090.04)  Course
Professor S. Drummond
4 credit(s)  4 hour(s);
Synchronous online lectures, discussion, oral pleading exercises
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the most important contribution of equity, the trust. The course starts with an historical introduction and a consideration of the principal purposes for which trusts are currently used. The topics to be covered include: the nature of the trust and its distinctive characteristics as a legal institution; substantive and formal principles governing the creation and administration of express private trusts; the concept of a fiduciary relationship and its contemporary importance in areas such as Crown/aboriginal relations; resulting and constructive trusts; variation and termination of trusts; the rights of a beneficiary of a trust; duties and powers of trustees; personal and proprietary remedies for breach of trust; and the use and development of trusts in non-traditional areas such as the environment and commerce.