6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
- Trimester 1 2017 (Day)
- Trimester 2 2017 (Day)
- Trimester 3 2017 (Day)
For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7267
The unit examines 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, modes of creating and transferring property rights in law and equity; possession as a source of title, and includes types of property rights in land owned by another, such as mortgages, easements, restrictive covenants and profits a prendre.
At the successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- apply interpretive techniques to synthesize property law principles from judicial decisions and legislation;
- identify, research, evaluate and synthesize relevant factual, legal and policy issues;
- select, analyse and apply property law principles to generate solutions appropriate to legal problems and issues;
- engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives; and
- communicate and collaborate effectively and persuasively.
- Collaborative class activity requiring research, oral presentation and an individual written research memorandum:
- 10% for presentation of oral component; and
- 20% for written research memorandum (1500 words).
- Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time): 70%
Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with 36 contact hours of seminars per semester whether intensive, semi-intensive, or semester-long offering. Students will be expected to do reading set for class, and to undertake additional research and reading applicable to a 6 credit point unit.
Dr Vanessa Johnston Research ProfileResearch Profile (http://monash.edu/research/explore/en/persons/vanessa-johnston(5ab0d1a7-39d3-43c4-b6f8-7e81519691fc).html) Trimester 1 Ms Jennifer Schultz Trimester 2 Ms Alicia Wright Trimester 3