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LAWS13-562: Legal Drafting and Conveyancing

Description

Legal Drafting and Conveyancing is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject introduces the elements of legal drafting and the theoretical principles of residential property conveyancing in Queensland. Drafting - Issues to be considered include questions of style, legalese, and plain English, drafting of statutes, contracts, and computer-aided drafting. Conveyancing - The Standard Land Contract in Queensland is examined and the basic concepts inherent in contracts for the sale of land are dealt with. This subject is compulsory for students seeking admission in Western Australia and recommended for those seeking admission in Malaysia.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-562
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of plain English drafting.
  2. Develop and demonstrate practical legal drafting skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the specific legal principles that apply to Queensland residential conveyancing.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the current edition of the REIQ Contract for Houses and Land, relevant legislation, and areas of reform.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions:

Students must be admitted into a Bachelor law degree or Bachelor of Laws combined degree or be an approved Law Study Abroad OR Law exchange student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
    Semester start: 11/09/2023
    Subject start: 11/09/2023
    Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
    Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
    Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
    Teaching census: 06/10/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 16/07/2023
Semester start: 11/09/2023
Subject start: 11/09/2023
Cancellation 1: 25/09/2023
Cancellation 2: 02/10/2023
Last enrolment: 24/09/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 07/10/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 28/10/2023
Teaching census: 06/10/2023