FOUNDATIONS OF PROPERTY LAW

LAW2FPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to fundamental concepts of property law in Australia. This subject involves consideration of the notion of property and of proprietary interests. Students will learn about the concept of property, acquisition and regulation of title to property (including possession), the importance of relativity of title and the creation and enforceability of legal and equitable interests. Students will also receive an introduction to statutory schemes of registration of property interests.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws degree or with permission from the Course Coordinator (LLB) LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT or LAW2CTB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to any Bachelor of Laws UG degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVariousPrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the language of property law and use it in written and oral settings

Activities:
Lecture and tutorial introduction to meaning and use of language, students required to use new language in all discussion and written settings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

02. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of property as it operates in Australian law through written and oral discussions

Activities:
Frameworks for concepts explained and illustrated in lectures, individual student reading and analysis of cases and concepts and in-class discussions to clarify
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

03. Demonstrate an understanding of the key legal doctrines that underpin Australian Property law through writing and in oral form

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in lectures, individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

04. Evaluate claims made for property interests using appropriate legal doctrine as it applies to a given fact situation

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures, individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

05. Compose a written legal opinion as it applies to a problem in property law

Activities:
Modelled through analysis of written cases, individual written student tutorial preparation and in-class discussion of student responses
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final examination, 3 hours + 30 minutes reading time (equivalent 3000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
tutorial preparationStudents will be assessed on online preparation for tutorial problem solving exercises. Students will be advised of the detailed requirements of this assessment in the Subject Learning Guide.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 1,500 word take home examination or equivalent To be submitted online through LMS and marked online.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05