Free course

Equity – law and idea

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Equity – law and idea, gives you the opportunity to broaden your skills in and knowledge and understanding of legal principles. Beyond the confines of the Common Law of England and Wales Equity is rarely discussed or understood, but has long played a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the nation. As a principle of justice however, equity can be traced back millennia and found, for example, in many different forms of religious and political thought the world over. As law, Equity is important; as an idea, it is timeless.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe some basic features of the law of equity
  • critically evaluate and describe tensions between legal and philosophical accounts of equity
  • critically situate equity as both law and idea in contemporary socio-political and economic contexts.