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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Trimester 1 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 2 2011 (Day)
City (Melbourne) Trimester 3 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicole Bieske (T1-58); Ms Nadine Huels (T2-58); Associate Professor Pamela O'Connor (T3-58)


This unit 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. The unit 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 unit 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%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Nicole Bieske (Trimester 1)
Ms Nadine Huels (Trimester 2)
Associate Professor Pamela O'Connor (Trimester 3)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week x 12 weeks


LAW7212 or LAW7470, LAW7265 or LAW7428