LAWS 3082 Property Law

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Caroline Compton Opens in new window

Description This subject deals with concepts of property and the nature of property rights including the boundaries between property and other rights and the boundaries between different forms of property. The subject’s content includes the doctrine of tenure and estates, native title, and legal and equitable interests in land. Specific topics to be covered include personal property and securities, mortgages, leases, easements and profits a prendre, co-ownership, systems of statutory registration of interests in property and the principles for resolving conflicting proprietary interests (priorities).

School Law

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) 200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law AND
200011 Contracts

Equivalent Subjects 200012 Property Law

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify legal issues relating to property and explain and analyse concepts and principles of Australian property law.
2. Apply legislation and legal principles of Australian property law to provide advice in relation to proprietary interests and disputes.
3. Explain the development of property law, including Australian Native Title law, and critically evaluate its significance in a social justice framework.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of, and assumptions that underlie Australian property law in historical, political, social, economic, cultural and ethical contexts.
5. Display clear and logical structure, using accurate citation, grammar and punctuation in written work

Subject Content

1. The concept of property and the nature and fragmentation of property rights
2. Boundaries between different types of property and the protection of property rights
3. Bailment
4. Personal Property and Securities
5. Title, Possession and Limitation of Actions
6. The Doctrine of Tenures and Estates
7. Leases
8. Mortgages
9. Native Title
10. The Creation and Disposition of Legal and Equitable Interests
11. Statutory Registration Systems
12. Easements and profits a prendre
13. Priorities between competing proprietary interests
14. Co-ownership

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Online Quiz (6 x 5 mark online Quizzes) 20 minutes each 25 N Individual
Professional Task 2000 words 30 N Group
Final Exam 48 hours 45 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

Edgeworth, Brendan, Christopher Rossiter, Pamela O'Connor and Andrew Godwin, Sackville & Neave Australian Property Law (Lexis Nexis, 10th ed, 2016).

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

Evening

Subject Contact Caroline Compton Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Caroline Compton Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Evening

Subject Contact Caroline Compton Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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