Property Law PG (11439.2)
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| UC - Canberra, Online
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Law School
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Property is a foundation of many areas of legal practice. Interests in property, especially in land, that are recognised by the law, transactions with them, and disputes about them, are the subject area of this unit. The use of land-based resources has special social, cultural and economic meaning and this is reflected in the law that regulates access to land through the various proprietary interests that may be held in it. Disputes about access to land, whether physical, economic or other access, consequently manifest themselves as legal disputes about these proprietary interests and transactions with them.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and explain the meaning and purposes of the concept of property, Indigenous law and relationships to Country, and current practice with respect to Native Title;
2. Identify the characteristics of proprietary interests, concurrent proprietorship and their relationship to remedies recognised by common law and equity, and classify their position on the traditional spectrum of estates and interests;
3. Synthesise and apply the principles behind the recognition of proprietary interests, transactions with them, and priority between them, and predict their operation generally and with respect to land within the statutory structure of land title registration;
4. Critique legal practice and policy with respect to transactions concerning personal and real property, and its historical and theoretical explanations; and
5. Critically evaluate current socio-legal issues about land-based resources, theoretical perspectives and likely directions of law reform, and international comparative perspectives.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - communicate and engage with Indigenous Australians in ethical and culturally respectful ways
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
This unit facilitates and nurtures student acquisition of all of the Graduate Attributes, although not all of them will be subject to examination in the assessment tasks of the unit.
Prerequisites11751 Legal Methods and Skills G AND 11752 Legal Systems G
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in the Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Legal Studies and Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies courses.
Incompatible units11281 Property Law
Equivalent units7234 Property Law G
|Teaching start date
|UC - Canberra, Online
|Study Block 2
|11 March 2024
|Dr Anna Taitslin
|29 July 2024
|Dr Ivana Damjanovic
Prescribed Text: Anthony Moore, Scott Grattan and Lynden Griggs, Australian Real Property Law (Thomson Reuters, 7th ed, 2020)
Students can access an electronic version of the prescribed text through the UC Library website. However, only a small number of students can access the text at one time. Access is also time-limited. Only a small portion of the text can be downloaded or saved. It is strongly recommended that, wherever possible, students purchase their own copy of the prescribed text.
All other required readings will be provided or hyperlinked for students to access.
Students will be required to reference assessment items in accordance with the Melbourne University Law Review Association, Australian Guide to Legal Citation (Melbourne University Law Review Association, 4th ed, 2018) ('AGLC4'). AGLC4 is available to download for no charge from the University of Melbourne (click on the link to access AGLC4).
Suggested text: Brendan Edgeworth et al, Sackville & Neave Australian Property Law (LexisNexis, 11th ed, 2020)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
General University policy on special assessment requirements applies.
Special assessment conditions, such as extensions and special conditions, should be applied for in writing or email, supported by a justification and evidence.
Please consult the Inclusion and Engagement Unit if your claim is based on serious illness, personal hardship or disability: Inclusion and Engagement
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to prepare for tutorials and participate in the tutorials.
There is a strong correlation between participation in tutorials and success in this unit. There is a strong correlation between failure to participate in tutorials and failure to succeed in this unit. Your reward for participating actively in tutorials will be a deeper understanding of Property Law and problem-solving, leading to stronger results in assessment, especially the final exam.
Required IT skills
The unit Canvas site, accessed over the internet, is a crucial medium for communication in the unit. All assessment must be submitted in electronic form through it. Consequently, students need basic computer, internet and word processing skills.
If you feel that you lack these, or any other academic study skills, you should consult the Learning & Academic Success Network: http://www.canberra.edu.au/lasnet
This unit involves online meetings in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real-time with your tutor and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
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