PROPERTY LAW

LAW5FPR

2017

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 disposition of property interests; 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 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW5CNA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LAW2FPL, LAW3PROP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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:
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 concept of property as it operates in Australian law.

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 Australian Property law.

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:
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.

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures. ndividual 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. 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:
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, 2017, 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