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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesArgument 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

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW5CNA AND LAW5PMI


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Strong comprehension and familiarity with the language of property law.
02. Advanced knowledge and critical evaluation of the concept of property as it operates in Australian law.
03. Advanced knowledge and critical evaluation of the key legal doctrines that underpin Australian Property law.
04. Develop expert skills in evaluating claims made for property interests in a given fact situation, using appropriate legal doctrine.
05. Ability to solve complex problems and to think rigorously and independently by preparing written legal opinion as it applies to problems in property law.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSavitri Taylor


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Legal Memorandum or Advice (2000 words) Submitted online

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Seminar preparation (1000 words) Students will be assessed on online preparation for problem solving exercises. Students will be advised of the detailed requirements of this assessment in the SLG

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Final examination, 3 hours (equivalent 3000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo55 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5