REAL PROPERTY LAW

LAW5RPL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Real Property Law builds on and expands students' understanding of the concepts and principles of property law introduced in LAW5FPR. In this subject the focus is on property rights in relation to land. Topics include: the Torrens registration system and indefeasibility of title; the acquisition and disposition of property rights in land; leasehold estates; mortgages; easements; the resolution of conflicts between competing 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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5FPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2RPT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSackville and Neave Australian Property LawPrescribedB Edgeworth et al. 2013LexisNexis Butterworths

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Comprehend and use the language of real property law to investigate and analyse complex problems regarding the possession and use of land.

Activities:
Lecture and tutorial introductions to meaning and use of language; students required to use new language in all discussion and written settings

02. Understand the concept of property rights in land as it operates in Australian law and effectively communicate this to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Activities:
Frameworks for concepts explained and illustrated in lectures, individual student reading and analysis of cases and concepts and in-class discussions to clarify

03. Understand the key legal doctrines that underpin contemporary Australian land law and reflect critically on the purposes and effects of such doctrines.

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, purposes and effects of such doctrines

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

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

05. Exercise analytic skill and professional judgment in composing written legal opinions that represent an appropriate response to novel factual scenarios.

Activities:
Modelled through analysis of written cases, individual written student seminar preparation and in-class discussion of student responses

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony O'Donnell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 hours 3000 words essay equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Take Home Exam (1500 words essay equivalent)Submitted online30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Preparation for problem solving exercises (1000 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony O'Donnell

Class requirements

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

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Final exam (3 hours 3000 words essay equivalent)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Take Home Exam (1500 words essay equivalent)Submitted online30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Preparation for problem solving exercises (1000 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05