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MLL325 - Land Law

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Samantha Hepburn
Cohort rule:For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Prerequisite:MLL327
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 3 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 3 hour class (recordings provided) and 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week

Content

The unit aims to familiarise students with the law relating to the creation, ownership and transfer of interests in land. It is designed to provide a thorough grounding in the statutory schemes of registration applicable in Victoria. Topics include: the definition of land and the limits of ownership; ownership and concurrent ownership of land; legal and equitable interests in land; Torrens title registration; purchasing and selling land and conveyancing; security and other interests in land including mortgages, easements and restrictive covenants; landlord and tenant.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Understand the different interests in land.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Know how to resolve priority disputes in relation to competing interests in land.

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Understand the operation of the Torrens system of land registration.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO4

Consider the effect of ownership of land by more than one person.

GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO5

Apply the recognition of different interests in land to problem based facts.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Identify problems and formulate appropriate solutions related to authentic situations in the discipline.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking

 

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

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Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: (Group of 2 or Individual) Problem Based Research 3000 words 40% Week 7
Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period
       

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MLL325 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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