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Land Law

Overview of the unit

Unit code: LAW20014
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This is a (Priestley 11) unit (VLAB required area of study) – completion is required for eligibility for admission to practice as a legal practitioner in Australia

This unit enables students, through the study of cases, statutes and other materials, to acquire a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of, and competence in, Australian land law. This unit focuses on the nature and creation of interests in land. It provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the Torrens system of land registration, the creation of security and other interests in land including mortgages, easements, restrictive covenants and leases, co-ownership and the transfer of interests in land.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and evaluate the Australian land law registration system and related policy debates and reform proposals
  2. Locate and interpret land law applicable to interests in land, including concurrent ownership
  3. Effectively use legislation and case law to address factual situations and communicate responses about rights and obligations in land
  4. Conduct land law related research and use the results of that research to develop a legal argument.