Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.
Introduces students to the notion of property and interests in property, covering such topics as distinctions between real and personal property, notions of title and ownership, legal and equitable interests in property, and the enforceability of proprietary interests. The bulk of the course addresses the area of real property, and the principles of the Torrens system in particular.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
1. Describe the general legal principles relating to property, especially real property
2. Summarize the major cases in the area of real property law, and the principles underlying the Torrens System in particular
3. Apply legal principles in the solution of problems which might arise in practice.
Topics covered will include:
• Distinctions between real, personal and intangible property,
• The notions of title and ownership,
• The distinctions between legal and equitable interests in property,
• An overview of the schemes for the registration of interests in land, especially the Torrens system,
• The enforceability at law and in equity of proprietary interests and
• The private regulation of land use through easements and restrictive covenants.
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A and LAWS3004B.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term