T h e r e i s n o g o o d l e g a l o r e c o n o m i c r e a s o n w h y t r u s t e e s s h o u l d n o t b e a b l e t o i n v e s t i n a s o c i a l l y r e s p o n s i b l e m a n n e r D I S C U S S
The specific aim of this exercise is to identify the relationship between the development or operation of the law of trusts and the contexts (e.g. social, political, commercial, economic, artistic, historical) to which the development and operation of the law relates. An exercise in research and writing. Engage in independent research on chosen title/topic and credit will be given for depth and ingenuity of research as well as for the originality of the work produced.
Marks will be awarded where there is evidence of:
Knowledge and understanding of relevant law and related subject matter
Understanding of concepts, ideas and policy issues,
research skills (including organisational skills)
Writing style including references and citations
Organisation and structure
Analytical and critical ability
originality (including creativity) and ability to express ideas
Good starting point: Graham Moffat, Trusts Law: Text and Materials, 4th edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005) Chapter 10
Footnotes, etc see below
Example 1. Quoting a passage.
Darwins commitment to the inherited nature of co-operation would not be supported by many psychologists today. Co-operation does have survival value, however, and as such would be likely to continue to be transmitted in some form from generation to generation.(Wheldall, 1975, p.102)
Full details of the source should then be given in reference section of the essay or report. For example: References: Wheldall, K. (1975) Social Behaviour, London: Methuen.
Example 2: Quoting part of a passage.
Recently psychologists have refused to accept Darwins commitments to the inherited nature of co-operation(Wheldall, 1975, p.102).
Once again details of the source should be included in a reference section.
Example 3: Paraphrase. When an argument is put in your own words the source should still be acknowledged. For example, an essay might properly include the statement:
Psychologists no longer accept Darwins view that co-operation is transmitted from one generation to the next (Wheldall, 1975).
Alternatively, the statement might say:
Wheldall (1975) has argued that Darwins views on co-operation are out of date.
In both cases details of the source should be given, as suggested in Example 1.
An alternative method of citation, often adopted in law journals or books, is to provide a footnote number at the appropriate point in your text, leading the reader to a note at the foot of the page or at the end of the whole essay.
The general rule in short is: take care to put things in your own words. When you do not, you must use quotation marks. When you put other peoples ideas into your own words say where the ideas came from.