Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
This subject will explore the nature of proprietary interests at common law, the distinction between proprietary and non-proprietary interests and the practical and commercial significance of this distinction. There is no consensus among lawyers as to the necessary or sufficient attributes of a proprietary interest whether in land or in personal property, however there are overlapping factors that figure prominently in most if not all proprietary interests. The course will examine these factors and the extent to which they enable an interest to be characterised as proprietary. The distinction between proprietary and non-proprietary (including contractual) interests both at law and in equity is critical to an analysis of the rights and obligations of the holder of the interest, the commercial and noncommercial uses to which it may be put, the competition between interests and the remedies applicable where it is infringed.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
Class participation (10%)
Take-home examination (90%) (4–7 October)
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70431/2013|
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