Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Foundations of Property Law introduces students to fundamental concepts of property law in Australia. This subject involves consideration of the notion of property and of proprietary interests and focuses on real and personal property . Topics include: the concept of property; acquisition and regulation of title to property including possession, title and ownership; the importance of relativity of title; creation and enforceability of legal and equitable interests; introduction to statutory schemes of registration of property interests.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1 LIM and (LAW2CTA or LAW2CNT)


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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsAn Introduction to Property law in AustraliaPrescribedRobert Chambers(3RD ED, 2013) THOMSON REUTERS
ReadingsAustralian Personal Property Securities LawRecommendedA Duggan and D Brown(2012) LEXIS NEXIS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


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 blended.


Assessment elementComments%
one 1,500-word Take Home Exam or equivalent30
one 3-hour final examination55
tutorial work15