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2014 LAW323 Property Law A

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Compulsory Unit in old Law degrees where students commenced before 2013. (LAW323 Property Law A and LAW324 Property Law B were a full year program and must be taken in the same calendar year).

From 2014, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW323 and LAW324 must substitute both LAW354 AND an additional Law elective.

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Property Law A provides students with an understanding of the critical importance that the concept of property plays in Australian society. Three themes are central to this unit - what makes something property, how is property acquired and how is it disposed. These themes are applied to both personal and real property. Native title, intellectual property and adverse possession are considered as discrete topics with a detailed examination of the systems of land registration. In undertaking this examination of land registration, the principal and extensive focus will be the Torrens system. Practical legal skills incorporated in this unit include statutory interpretation, advanced oral presentation skills and advanced legal research skills. The knowledge obtained in this unit will form the basis of studies for Property Law B.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Oral Presentation (20%); First Semester Exam (LAW323) (40%); Second Semester Exam (LAW324) (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 x 50 minute lectures per week, 1 x 50 minute tutorial per fortnight

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
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Prereq LAW223
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Coreq LAW324
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STAFF: Mr. L. Griggs

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