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LA2016 - Land Law 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office (pre 2015)

This subject aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in contemporary law and policy on the nature and the operation of the Torrens system of land title and specific interests in land. It builds on the foundation knowledge about land law gained from LA2015 (Land Law 1). The subject thoroughly examines the operation of the Land Title Act 1994 (Qld), and addresses both common law and statutory regulation of mortgages, leases and easements with particular focus on the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld).

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to analyse the operation of the Torrens system of land title with reference to law, policy and social change;
  • ability to analyse legal problems using relevant statute and case law, to identify discrete interests in land;
  • ability to find and apply relevant statute and case law to resolve conflicting claims over interests in land;
  • knowledge of the policy framework informing the law relating to specific interests in land;
  • skills in researching and synthesising primary and secondary sources relevant to the theory and practice of land law.
Prerequisites: [(LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007] and LA2015allow concurrrent enrolment for LA2015


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); assignments (30%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 9
Census Date 09-Oct-2014
Non-standard start/end 15-Sep-2014 to 21-Nov-2014
Face to face teaching 15-Sep-2014 to 07-Nov-2014 (Two two-hour seminars per week for six weeks, commencing 15 September.)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - Two, two-hour seminar per week for six weeks together with online materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); participation in class activities (20%); essays (30%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.