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Property Law (PG) (ABPL90041)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90041
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Overview of the legal system in Australia:

  • The concept of property and ownership in Australia
  • Comparative land policy
  • The general law and the Torrens land registration systems
  • The legal nature of land: improvements, fixtures and chattels
  • Encumbrances: easements, restrictive covenants, right
  • Co-ownership: subdivision, joint tenancy in common
  • Licenses and leases
  • Contract, tort and agency
  • Occupier's liability
  • Impact of heritage legislation

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Analyse basic property law issues;
  • Adopt an ethical viewpoint to real property matters;
  • Understand the processes of law in the context of real property;
  • Use effective written communications in a professional report;
  • Use effective oral communications in debating legal principles.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Analysis of basic property law issues
  • Understanding of the processes of law affecting real property
  • Understanding the ethics of real property matters
  • Oral communication in debating legal principles
  • Planning of own work via assignments throughout the semester

Last updated: 11 January 2018