Course Code : LAW 308

Course Title : LAND LAW

Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hours lecture per week, 1 (1-hour) tutorial every week

Who may enrol : Compulsory for Year 3 (Junior) LLB. Students

Prerequisites : N/A

Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020

Description : Outline and explain the fundamental principles of land law.

• Explain and evaluate the concepts of estates and interests in land. • Evaluate critically the law on landed interests and discuss proposals for legal reform. • Promote key transferable skills of identifying, understanding and synthesising legal sources, and of using those sources to produce a logical and cogent argument.

COURSE CONTENT Indicative syllabus content: • Definitions and formalities • The 1925 Property legislation • Unregistered land • Registered land • Adverse possession • Co-ownership of land • Proprietary estoppel, resulting and constructive trusts • Leases • Mortgages • Freehold Covenants • Easements

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of this course a student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate factual knowledge and an ability to utilise that knowledge to evaluate alternative answers to a given scenario 2. Apply the law to problems scenarios and argue for and against alternate solutions and critically analyse a given scenario within a time constraint 3. Produce a coherent and cogent written argument 4. Construct and present an oral argument 5. Demonstrate an ability to interpret simple numerical and statistical information

TEACHING METHODS A student’s ability to articulate, in writing, legal analysis and argument, identify and apply legal sources to a fictitious practical scenario, and work within time/word/presentational constraints, will be assessed by a written assignment and an unseen examination. Additionally, a student’s ability to research and marshal legal evidence in support of an argument, express legal analysis and technique, whilst respecting and responding to the viewpoints of others, will be assessed by their oral performance in seminar discussion of legal problems prepared in advance by the student.

Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :

  1. Reading lists and other materials will be provided for students registered on the course via online by lecturer.

Course Assessment: This course is assessed through an essay and an unseen examination. The written assessment may be delivered via e-Learn.

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%, unseen examination

  • Assignments 10%, essay

  • Final Examination 50%, unseen examination

Attendance 95 % compulsory.