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Land Law

Module code: LLBP 2205

Module description

Land is a necessity for housing, production of food, industry, commerce and recreation. Land Law is an important subject and is regarded as a foundation subject by the Law Society. It is perceived by students to be a difficult subject. The framework of Land Law is explained in the context of systems of registered and unregistered title. Students are introduced to joint ownership of land and the concept of the trust. The aim of the module is to build on the framework to ensure that students have an understanding of the different legal rights to land which can exist, when these rights can be binding on others, and how they can be protected. The subject is rooted in property which is the most valuable asset most people own. Land Law has evolved to be a flexible subject and it is both conceptual and practical. Land Law is a second year subject and we begin to teach you in a way which reflects a transition from learning information to critical thinking, that is, constructing persuasive arguments about legal rules.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 44 hours
  • Tutorials: 10 hours

Assessments

  • Unseen exam: 60%
  • Coursework: 40%

Additional costs: No extra costs other than purchase of books