1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1c Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
1d Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWS-Bachelor of Laws
1f Admission into BLLAW-Bachelor of Laws
1g Admission into BLLAWH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1h Admission into BLLAWFP-Bachelor of Laws - City Campus
1i Admission into BLLAWHFP-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - City Campus
1j Admission into CLAWBU-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business - City Campus
1k Admission into CLAWIR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science - City Campus
1l Admission into CLAWIT-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Information Technology - City Campus
1m Admission into CLAWAC-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting - City Campus
1n Admission into CLAWCR-Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology - City Campus
1o Admission into CLAWHIR-B Laws (Hons)/B Intl Relations and Political Science
1p Admission into CLAWHIT-B Laws (Hons)/B Information Technology
1q Admission into CLAWHAC-B Laws (Hons)/B Accounting
1r Admission into CLAWHCR-B Laws (Hons)/B Criminology
1s Admission into CLAWHBU-B Laws (Hons)/B Business
2 1 of LLAW1311, LLAW1213
3 1 of LLAW1312, LLAW1211
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s) and 2 and 3)
Enrolment not permitted
LLAW2214 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Examination(s), Online quizzes, Test(s)
Topic description
This topic introduces students to fundamentals of property law and Australian equity and trusts law. It considers how something becomes property and examines the justifications for private property. It then deals with concepts of personal property including possession, relativity of title and priority of legal property rights. Students will learn about shared property rights, and the significance of proprietary interests as distinct from other types of interests. Students will learn about the history and nature of equity and equitable remedies before moving on to learn about the nature, function and types of trusts. It will cover the rules for creation, validity and operation of different types of trusts, as well as obligations of trustees, fiduciaries and the rights and remedies of beneficiaries. The topic also explores the law regulating transfers or assignments of proprietary interests in the context of completing of formalities required to create an express trust.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Introduce students to fundamental notions of the law of property, equity and trusts in Australia and ensure that they develop a secure and confident understanding of these fundamentals

  • Give students an understanding of selected ways in which rights in legal and equitable property are created, acquired and transferred

  • Introduce students to the, nature operation and significance of the institution of the trust as the most important institution in equity

  • Develop a sophisticated appreciation of the interplay of concepts across the doctrinal boundaries in the common law, equity and statute in this area of law

  • Develop students’ skills in legal research, in reading and analysing case law, and developing written and oral legal arguments, and working independently.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify interests which can exist in property in Australian law and distinguish them from other interests known to Australian law

  2. Correctly identify and explain the legal issues and correctly apply the associated legal rules that arise from sets of facts which concern various property rights and liabilities, and the creation and transfer of selected legal and equitable interests in property under Australian law

  3. Correctly identify and explain the legal issues and correctly apply the associated legal rules that arise from sets of facts which concern the creation, regulation and enforcement of rights and obligations inherent in express trusts, resulting trusts, selected constructive trusts and certain fiduciary relationships

  4. Work independently to locate and effectively utilise primary sources of law and the products of legal research and scholarship

  5. Communicate his/her explanations and analyses coherently and persuasively in accordance with accepted norms of legal reasoning and presentation practice.