Courses & Units

Property Law A LAW323

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Compulsory Unit in old Law degrees where students commenced before 2013. (LAW323 Property Law A and LAW324 Property Law B were a full year program and must be taken in the same calendar year).

From 2014, students in courses 63A, 63C, 63D, 63E, 63F, 63G, 63H, and all L3-coded degrees, who have not passed LAW323 and LAW324 must substitute both LAW354 AND an additional Law elective.


Property Law A provides students with an understanding of the critical importance that the concept of property plays in Australian society. Three themes are central to this unit - what makes something property, how is property acquired and how is it disposed. These themes are applied to both personal and real property. Native title, intellectual property and adverse possession are considered as discrete topics with a detailed examination of the systems of land registration. In undertaking this examination of land registration, the principal and extensive focus will be the Torrens system. Practical legal skills incorporated in this unit include statutory interpretation, advanced oral presentation skills and advanced legal research skills. The knowledge obtained in this unit will form the basis of studies for Property Law B.


Unit name Property Law A
Unit code LAW323
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff Mr. L. Griggs
Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2014: $1,260.00 2014: $1,450.00 090999

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Teaching Pattern2 x 50 minute lectures per week, 1 x 50 minute tutorial per fortnight
AssessmentOral Presentation (20%); First Semester Exam (LAW323) (40%); Second Semester Exam (LAW324) (40%)
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