6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
- Second semester 2017 (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:
- critically evaluate the purpose and scope of property rules with reference to relevant theories of property or broader perspectives
- apply interpretive techniques to synthesize legal principles from judicial decisions and legislation
- engage in critical analysis and use professional judgment to make reasoned choices among alternative interpretation and actions
- research, interpret and apply property law principles to generate appropriate responses to problem scenarios and legal issues
- communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive
- learn and work independently.
- Tutorial attendance and participation: 10%
- Class test: 30% and
- Examination (2 hours plus 30 mins reading and noting time): 60%
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
For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:
For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015: LAW3400