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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 2018

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101903

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The course explores the nature and rationale of proprietary interests in personal property, including security interests.  It also challenges students to consider how the law is addressing and adapting to changes in technology and business models that affect how personal property is created and subsequent transactions associated with these newer forms of property. 

Course content

Topics in the course include the taxonomy of property law; ownership, acquisition and disposition of personal property; the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth); the gap between persons and property - human tissue, DNA; rights to intangible things including information and breach of confidence and intellectual property rights; collective property rights, eg geographical indicators, certification trade marks, access to resources; big data and the internet of things; bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; the Sharing Economy.

Textbook(s)

., Students will be provided with an e-reader through their learnonline course site

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 2038 Land Law

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Examination NA 35% 1 hour
Portfolio 3,500 words 65% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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