Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Four contact hours per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 144 hours.
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Obligations; Contracts or in each case their equivalents.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject introduces students to the conceptual framework for understanding the principles of real and personal property and examines the role of law in defining and regulating proprietary relationships. The major substantive focus is on Australian land law. Topics include: the concept of property including possession, ownership and indigenous land interests; the boundaries of property including fixtures and licences to use property; the history of Australian land law; Crown title; Crown powers to deal with land; tenure; estates; security interests; joint and common ownership; profits a prendre; easements; restrictive covenants; the nature, creation, acquisition, disposal, enforceability and registration of property interests in land (including equitable interests), especially under the Torrens land registration system; formalities; equitable and legal priorities under the Torrens Land Registration system.
On completion of this subject students should have an understanding of the conceptual aspects of property and the role of law in defining and regulating proprietary rights and relationships. More specifically, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Final examination: open book; 3 hours writing time, plus 30 minutes reading time; worth 100%.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
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