PROPERTY LAW

LAW5FPR

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 examines both real and personal property. Topics include: the concept of property; key concepts in Australian land law, including Native Title; the importance of possession and relativity of title; the creation and disposition of property interests; an introduction to statutory schemes of registration of property security interests.

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 LAW5CNA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2FPL and LAW3PRP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be admitted to Juris Doctor degree or have permission from Law Director of Programs

Learning resources

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 Australian property law to investigate and analyse complex economic and social problems.

Activities:
Lecture and tutorial introductions to meaning and use of language; students required to use new language in all discussion and written settings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Understand the concepts of property law as they operate in Australian law and effectively communicate property law concepts 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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Understand the key legal doctrines that underpin contemporary Australian property 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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Evaluate claims made for property interests 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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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 tutorial preparation and in-class discussion of student responses
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2016, 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 at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 4.0 hours lecture per study period on weekends at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word take home examination or equivalentSubmitted online30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Seminar preparationStudents will be assessed on online preparation for problem solving exercises. Students will be advised of the detailed requirements of this assessment in the SLG10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Final examination, 3 hours + 30 minutes reading time (equivalent 3000 words)60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05