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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

The course explores the nature of property, the variety of property rights, how they are created and transferred, the priority of property rights and registration of property rights. Students undertaking the course will examine the interplay between statute, common law and equity insofar as they affect property rights in land, goods and forms of intangible property.

Course content

  • What is property? The things that are subject to property rights and taxonomy
  • Possession: competing claims to possession
  • From Possession to Ownership
  • The variety of Property Rights: ownership, tenure, estates, equitable rights, security rights, shared rights, non-possessory rights to land and rights to intangible things
  • Licences
  • Creation and Transfer of Property Rights
  • Priority of Property Rights: legal rights and equitable rights
  • Registration of Property rights: Torrens System and Personal Property Security
  • Native Title

Textbook(s)

Chambers, R 2019, An Introduction to Property Law in Australia, 4th , Thomson Reuters, Pyrmont, NSW

Prerequisite(s)

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

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

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Quiz 900 words equivalent 15% N/A
Presentation 1600 Words 40% N/A
Report 2000 Words 45% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 4C)
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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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