Course Code : LAW 221
Course Title : Property Law
Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hr.Lecture per week, 1 (1Hr.) tutorial per week
Who may enrol : Optional for Year 2 (Sophomore) LLB. Students
Prerequisites : N/A
Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020
Course Description: Property provide an introduction to the whole of the law of property, and a detailed examination of the law of property related to land.
Property Law provides an introduction to the whole of the law of property, and a detailed examination of the law of property related to land.
Property law is about rights to things. You will learn what property rights are, how they differ from personal rights, and why that distinction matters. You will be introduced to a variety of different property rights recognised in English law. The course covers many of the various ways in which new property rights can be generated, existing property rights can be transferred to others and the rules that are used to resolve disputes when two or more people have competing property rights to the same thing.
Property Law provides an essential foundation for the study of a number of areas of law, such as commercial law, company law, intellectual property, and trusts. It also helps provide a framework for understanding the relationship among the three pillars of private law: contract, torts, and property.
There is overlap in several topics with material and ideas from contract law. The course requires careful and thorough engagement with statutory material, improving skills in statutory interpretation, in addition to using cases.
Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :
Blackstone’s Statutes on Property Law, 2019-2020, 27th edition, Meryl Thomas (editor) Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198838760
An Introduction to Real Property Law, 7th Edition, by Margaret E. McCallum (Author), Alan M. Sinclair (Author), LexisNexis Canada, ISBN/ISSN: 9780433492382
Reading lists and other materials will be provided for students registered on the course via online by lecturer.
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,
Attendance 95 % compulsory.