LAW3402 - Property B - 2018

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Semester 2: Dr Sharon Rodrick

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later:

LAW1111; LAW1114; LAW1112; LAW1113; LAW2101; LAW2102; LAW2112; LAW2111

For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015:

LAW1100 or Law1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104; LAW2100 or LAW2101 and LAW2102 ; LAW3401 or LAW2112


For students who commenced their LLB (Hons) course in 2015 or later: LAW3111




Building on Property A, the unit examines proprietary interests that arise through the operation of equity, and co-ownership of land and goods. It then examines the Torrens System of registered title to land and the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic), including: the registration process; the meaning and purpose of indefeasible title: fraud and other exceptions to indefeasibility: the compensation provisions; status and enforceability of unregistered interests; the caveat system; and the priority rules for registered and unregistered interests.


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

  1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of property law, building upon learning in previous units;
  2. Identify, research, evaluate and synthesize relevant factual, legal and policy issues;
  3. Demonstrate the intellectual and legal skills to interpret judicial decisions and legislation;
  4. Engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives;
  5. Demonstrate cognitive skill, creativity and professional judgement to formulate appropriate responses to complex legal problems;
  6. Communicate and collaborate effectively and persuasively; and
  7. Work with autonomy, independence and professionalism


  1. Tutorial attendance and participation: 10%
  2. Collaborative research and writing assignment: 30%
  3. Examination (2 hours plus 30 mins reading and noting time): 60%

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.

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