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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 2038

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
166541

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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
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

This course will cover key aspects of Australian common law and statutory provisions related to personal and real property. Its primary objective is to familiarise students with essential property interests and equip them with the skills to apply relevant laws and concepts in real-world scenarios involving property disputes. The course will concentrate on current issues affecting Australian property law, encouraging students to understand and actively engage with these topics.

Course content

Topics to be explored in this course include: Property law’s role in contemporary Australia; selected aspects of personal property law; bridging personal and real property law through the doctrine of fixtures; the relationship between equity and property; the Torrens system of land registration; leases and tenancies; community of ownership; rights and limits to land use; and Indigenous Land Rights and Native Title.

Finally, the course will explore developing issues in contemporary property law.
Students will also further develop their legal problem-solving skills. Students will gather, assess, and combine information from relevant case law, statute law and secondary sources to resolve competing interests in property law disputes and effectively communicate the results.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
LAWS 1032 Torts
LAWS 1030 Law, Governance and Citizenship
LAWS 1029 Contracts

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
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

Examination, Problem solving exercise, Report

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the university. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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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