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Property Law A (LLB253)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit aims to acquaint students with the principles of property law. Topics: property as a concept of law; traditional classification of property; the concept of possession; fixtures; the doctrine of tenure and of estates; creation and transfer of proprietary interests; priorities; general law conveyance and an introduction to the Torrens system. The unit will consider aspects of the following statutes and their interpretation: Property Law Act 1969 (WA); Limitation Act 2005 (WA); and Transfer of Land Act 1893 (WA).
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the meaning and legal significance of the notion 'property' and 'possession';
2. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the operation of the Torrens system of land registration;
3. Demonstrate understanding of proprietary interests over land, their creation, transfer and extinguishment;
4. Locate, analyse and evaluate information from diverse sources, especially, in relation to the topics covered in Property law A, and present it in an orderly fashion;
5. Identify legal issues, analyse and apply the law to factual situations, and advise as to the appropriate legal solution.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials/workshops: 5 x 2 hours per semester.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Tutorials will provide students with an opportunity to engage collectively with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment An assignment and an exam.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB, and successful completion/concurrent enrolment in LAW260/LLB260 Contract Law
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW253 Property may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mrs Robyn Honey
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2099
e: R.Honey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Mrs Robyn Honey
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2099
e: R.Honey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.023 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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