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LA2016 - Land Law 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner.
Prerequisites: [(LA1101 and LA1102) or LA1007] and LA2015allow concurrrent enrolment for LA2015


Cairns, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Non-standard start/end 03-Sep-2012 to 16-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching 03-Sep-2012 to 16-Nov-2012 (Two two-hour seminars per week for six weeks, commencing 3rd September 2012)
Coordinator: Dr Kate Galloway
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%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Kate Galloway
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Chris Davies.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 11 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (55% - 70%); presentations (15%); (35% - 45%).

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.