Property Law is a compulsory subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject examines the meaning, purposes and categories of property; the concepts of ownership and possession; the doctrines of tenure, estates and fixtures; native title; the Torrens system of land title; and selected topics in personal property ('finders keepers' and bailment).
Faculty of Law
1. Identify issues of property law. 2. Describe the relevant principles and authorities of property law. 3. Critically analyse the principles and authorities of property law. 4. Construct and communicate legal arguments in both oral and written assessments.
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have
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.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the
subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.
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