Courses & Units

Concepts of Property LAW622

Introduction

This course will explore the underpinnings of property law and the divergent cultural, social and political views related to the acquisition of property by discovery, capture and creation that are drawn into the efforts to answer the basic question, "What is property?" Course material will provide opportunity for consideration of original possession of property in the contexts of: discovery versus conquest of inhabited lands; the theory of occupancy; the commons and the anti-commons; intangible property such as ideas, writings, and inventions; animals as property; and, people as property including wives, children and slaves. Readings will include cases from the U.S. and Australia and excerpts from articles and books related to the cases and concepts.

Summary

Unit name Concepts of Property
Unit code LAW622
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

TBA

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

    (LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

    (LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

    (LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit will be taught intensively in the summer semester.

Assessment

One hour exam (25%), Research assignment (75%).

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Textbooks

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