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LAWS2012 - Intro to Property and Commercial Law
Faculty of Law (Sydney Law School) - 6 credit points
HECS Band three
Domestic Fee: $4,387
International Fee: $5,237
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Law
Offered session(s): 1, 42
Prerequisites: LAWS1006
Prohibitions: LAWS2004, LAWS2007, LAWS5008
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Scott Grattan

Classes: 2x2-hr lectures/week (for 5 weeks) and 1x2-hr lecture and 1x2-hr tutorial/week (for 5 weeks)

Assessment: 1hr mid-term test (30%) and 2hr final exam (70%)

Property law and commercial law are two key sources of rights and obligations in modern western law. This subject provides an introduction to both areas of law, and shows the ways in which they are inter-related. The unit is designed to provide an opportunity to consider the role these areas of law play in Australian society, as well as giving a good grounding in legal principle.

Key topics covered will include: notions of "property"; an introduction to personal property (including ownership, possessory and security interests); an introduction to real property (including the doctrine of tenure and estates and rights to fixtures); an overview of the principles underpinning old system, Torrens and native title to land; the nature and classification of legal and equitable interests in land and personalty; the principles governing the creation and assignment of rights to property at common law and in equity (including by sale and by compulsion - such as by bankruptcy), and an introduction to the statutory and general law principles for resolving competing claims to property. Additionally, the unit provides an opportunity to develop problem-solving skills and skills in interpreting statutes dealing with the creation and transfer of, and priorities between, proprietary interests
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