REAL PROPERTY LAW

LAW2RPT

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Real Property Law builds on the concepts and principles of Property Law that were introduced in Foundations of Property Law. The focus of this subject is on Land Law. Topics include: the Torrens registration system and indefeasibility of title; acquisition and regulation of real property; concurrent ownership; mortgages, proprietary interests in land owned by another and resolving conflicts between legal and equitable interests in Torrens Land; and the conveyancing process.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony O'Donnell

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 LAW1LIM and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT or LAW2CTB or LAW2CCC) and LAW2FPL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects LAW3PRP

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsVarious reading resources will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Comprehend and use the language of Property Law

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:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking

02. Understand the concept of property as it operates in Australian law particularly with respect to real property

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
Writing
Critical Thinking

03. Understand the key legal doctrines that underpin Australian Property law

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

04. Evaluate claims made for property interests in a given fact situation, using appropriate legal doctrine.

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures. Individual student reading of on-line and hard copy cases and textbooks and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing

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:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony O'Donnell

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,200-word take home exam or equivalent30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2.5-hour final examination (2500 word equivalent)55 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
tutorial work activity (600 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05