units

LAW5006

Faculty of Law

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Law

Quota applies

Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.

Offered

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester 1 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester 2 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester 3 2016 (Day)

Notes

For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7267

Synopsis

The unit examines the concept and categories of real and personal property; the interface between contractual and property rights; the nature of types of property right including freehold and leasehold estates, modes of creating and transferring property rights in law and equity; possession as a source of title, and includes types of property rights in land owned by another, such as mortgages, easements, restrictive covenants and profits a prendre.

Outcomes

At the successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • apply interpretive techniques to synthesize property law principles from judicial decisions and legislation;
  • identify, research, evaluate and synthesize relevant factual, legal and policy issues;
  • select, analyse and apply property law principles to generate solutions appropriate to legal problems and issues;
  • engage in critical analysis and make reasoned and appropriate choices among alternatives; and
  • communicate and collaborate effectively and persuasively.

Assessment

T2 2016
1. Collaborative class activity requiring research, oral presentation, a written
reflection task and an individual written research memorandum:
10% for presentation of oral component;
5% for written reflection (500 words); and
15% for written research memorandum (1000 words).
2. Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time): 70%

T3 2016
1. Collaborative class activity requiring research, oral presentation and an individual written research memorandum:
10% for presentation of oral component; and
20% for written research memorandum (1500 words).
2. Examination (2 hours plus 30 minutes reading time): 70%

Workload requirements

Students enrolled in this unit will be provided with 36 contact hours of seminars per semester whether intensive, semi-intensive, or semester-long offering. Students will be expected to do reading set for class, and to undertake additional research and reading applicable to a 6 credit point unit.

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

LAW5004 (for students beginning in 2015 or later) and LAW7265 or LAW5002

Co-requisites