Faculty of Law

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)


The unit examines theories of private property, the concept and categories of real and personal property; the interface between contractual and property rights; the nature of types of property right including freehold and leasehold estates, easements and mortgages; modes of creating and transferring the rights in law and equity; possession as a source of title.


At the successful completion of this Unit students will be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the purpose and scope of property rules with reference to relevant theories of property or broader perspectives
  2. apply interpretive techniques to synthesize legal principles from judicial decisions and legislation
  3. engage in critical analysis and use professional judgment to make reasoned choices among alternative interpretation and actions
  4. research, interpret and apply property law principles to generate appropriate responses to problem scenarios and legal issues
  5. communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive
  6. learn and work independently.


(1) class test (20%) and
(2) final exam (120 minutes plus 30 mins reading and noting time) (80%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Sharon Rodrick (Semester 1)
Ms Nadine Huels (Semester 2)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
LAW1111; LAW1114 and LAW2101

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW1100 OR LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102


For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW3400