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LAWS5008: Intro to Property and Commercial Law

2024 unit information

Property law and commercial law are two key sources of rights and obligations in modern legal systems. This unit considers the foundational concepts and principles of these areas of Australian law and shows how they are inter-related. The unit offers an opportunity to consider the role they play in Australian society and to give a firm grounding in legal principle. The unit focuses on notions of "property", providing an introduction to real property (including the doctrine of tenure and estates, native title and the doctrine of fixtures) and to personal property (including ownership and possessory interests arising in the context of commercial transactions such as sales and bailments as well as security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth)). The unit analyses the nature and classification of legal and equitable interests in both real and personal property, exploring the principles and formalities governing their creation, assignment and priority-ranking. Additionally, the unit enables the development of skills in interpreting and applying statutes and in problem-solving.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Law

Code LAWS5008
Academic unit Law
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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LAWS5000
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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LAWS2012

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify proprietary rights and critically evaluate their importance in commercial relationships
  • LO2. critically analyse legal issues in property and commercial relationships
  • LO3. apply statutory and general law rules and principles to hypothetical scenarios involving property and commercial relationships
  • LO4. synthesise knowledge of property and commercial law history, proprietary rights, and legal rules and principles to communicate logically structured written legal arguments

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2020
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive July 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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