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LA2021 - Personal Property and Land Law 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject will be available to students from 2018. Students who require a law subject with a Personal Property Law component in 2017 are required to undertake LA3011.

This subject provides students with a thorough introduction to the history and context of contemporary land law in Australia. It also provides an introduction to personal property, agency and bailment. The subject uses these foundations to enable students to build a core of knowledge of key principles of land law and personal property law and it promotes the development of skills to find, interpret and apply the statute and case law that underpins these principles. The subject introduces property as a theoretical concept and covers principles including the meaning and classification of 'land' within Australian law; the classification of personal property; the doctrines of tenures and estates; the impact of native title and the Property Law Act 1974 (Qld) on these doctrines; the creation and assertion of equitable and legal interests in land; co-ownership of land and personal property; mortgages and personal property securities; and an introduction to systems of registration for interests in land; the protection of personal property under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth); the transfer of personal property and the assertion of legal and equitable interests in personal property; principles of agency; and bailment. This subject lays a foundation for LA2016 (Land Law 2) and LA3013 (Principles of Equity).

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and critique the concept of property through historical and contemporary perspectives;
  • Resolve legal issues involving land law through analysing legal problems, and finding and applying relevant statute and case law;
  • Apply knowledge and legal principles to personal property and land law scenarios.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (70%)
  • assignments (30%).
Prerequisites: (LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
LA2003 LA2015

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined lectures, tutorials/workshops; lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours - Combined lectures, tutorials/workshops; lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies
Lecturer: Dr Jim Hackett.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined lectures, tutorials/workshops; lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.