Courses & Units

Property Law LAW354



Compulsory core unit for students in new Law degrees, who commenced in 2013 or later, with course codes: 63I, 63J, 63K, 63L, 63M, 63N 63O and 63P. Also degrees commencing 2014 63Q and 63R.

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 LAW354 AND an additional Law elective.


The concept of Property is of critical importance in Australian society. Three themes are central to this unit. How is Property created, how is it acquired and how is it transferred. Consistent with these themes, knowledge of the nature and type of various proprietary interests in chattels and land, and their creation and relative enforceability at law and in equity is discussed. There will be a detailed focus on the Torrens system of land registration as well as briefer consideration of general law land, crown land, and native title. The specific areas of co-ownership, mortgages, leases, licences, easements, restrictive covenants, and strata title will also be analysed. Practical skills emphasised in this unit include statutory interpretation, written and oral communication, and legal research.


Unit name Property Law
Unit code LAW354
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Teaching staff

Mr. L. Griggs, and Dr. Elise Histed

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 23/2/2015 23/3/2015 13/4/2015 29/5/2015

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090900

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  • Pre-requisites: LAW121 and LAW122 and completion of first year in another degree, or a bachelor degree; LAW254, LAW255, LAW253, LAW252, LAW251, LAW256, LAW204, LAW250;
  • Anti-requisites (mutual exclusions): LAW323 and LAW324.


Teaching Pattern

3 x 50 minute lectures per week. Tutorial Schedule to be announced.


Combination of exam based assessment and internal assessment.

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