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Land Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW20014

contact hours 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:

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