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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Pre-requisites

Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LAW00051 Legal Research and Writing AND LAW10157 Australian Legal System

Anti-requisites

Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.

Unit aim

Introduces students to the law relating to interests in real property by presenting an overview of the history of land law from its beginnings in mediaeval England to present day Australia. It intends to familiarise students with the way in which these interests in real property are transferred.

Unit content

Topic 1 Land Law concepts
Topic 2 Concurrent interests
Topic 3 Torrens system
Topic 4 Leases
Topic 5 Mortgages
Topic 6 Easements and covenants
Topic 7 Native title

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 distinguish between the various types of real property interests and systems of title that exist in New South Wales today;
2 recognise the legislative framework in which the various interests in land exist and the significant implications that arise from the different types of interests in land;
3 demonstrate knowledge of some of the documents required for the actual transferring of interests in land, so that they are then able to undertake further study in this area;
4 demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate accurate information about land law.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. distinguish between the various types of real property interests and systems of title that exist in New South Wales today;
  2. recognise the legislative framework in which the various interests in land exist and the significant implications that arise from the different types of interests in land;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of some of the documents required for the actual transferring of interests in land, so that they are then able to undertake further study in this area;
  4. demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate accurate information about land law.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.