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LAW7267 - Principles of property law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Dr Elise Histed


City Trimester 2 2007 (Day)
City Trimester 3 2007 (Day)


This subject gives students an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of real and personal property law. It will examine the various forms of proprietary interests, the legal rules governing the enforceability of proprietary interests and the rules by which conflicts between competing interests are resolved. It will include a brief examination of the development of the system of registration of title and the implications of the introduction of electronic regulation.


On completion of this subject students will have:

  1. acquired an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the law relating to real and personal property;
  2. acquired a thorough familiarity with the relevant legislation relating to real property in Victoria;
  3. acquired an ability to analyse accurately the legal implications of disputes involving property interests and to apply relevant legal provisions and principles to such disputes;
  4. acquired an initial understanding of the practice of property litigation;
  5. further developed skills in caselaw analysis and statutory interpretation.


Memorandum of Advice: 30%
Final examination: 70%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks


LAW7212 and LAW7265