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Property Law

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: LAW20013

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 property law. This unit introduces students to the interests in real and personal property recognised by law, including their acquisition and disposition. As well as examining the concept of ‘property’ itself, the unit considers the distinction between personal and real property, and between ownership and possession. It also deals with the recognition of native title and aspects of environmental law.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate Australian property law and related policy debates and reform proposals
  • Locate and interpret legislation and case law applicable to property law
  • Apply property law to factual situations and effectively formulate written arguments for a legal audience
  • Conduct research to solve problems related to Australian Property Law and communicate the results of that research.