LAW-20036 - Land Law 1
Coordinator: Mark A Davys Room: CBC1.009 Tel: +44 1782 7 33224
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 5
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

Land law is an interesting and challenging subject, involving profound questions about the way we choose to live our lives. It is primarily concerned with how we share out the use of that part of our limited island that comprises England and Wales. Land law 1 examines the tools used by English law to achieve this, before considering in details some of the ways in which these tools are utilized to create, transfer and protect interests in land. Time is spent considering how the the law enables and regulates concurrent co-ownership of a single parcel of land. This module is essential for anyone wishing to obtain a qualifying law degree.

Aims
To introduce students to the general principles underlying land law in England and Wales, including the two legal estates, interests in land, and concurrent co-ownership of land.

Intended Learning Outcomes

distinguish 'land' from other types of property: distinguish 'land' from other types of property: 1
explain the concept of 'property' in the land law of England and Wales and the types of interest that can exist in land: explain the concept of 'property' in the land law of England and Wales and the types of interest that can exist in land: 1
explain, apply and evaluate the general rules relating to the creation, transfer and protection of interests in land in England and Wales: explain, apply and evaluate the general rules relating to the creation, transfer and protection of interests in land in England and Wales: 1
explain, analyze and apply the rules relating to the concurrent co-ownership of land, including the regulation of trusts of land: explain, analyze and apply the rules relating to the concurrent co-ownership of land, including the regulation of trusts of land: 1

Study hours

Lectures: 17 hours;
Tutorials: 8 hours;
Preliminary reading and lecture preparation: 10 hours;
Preparation for lectures and tutorials and further reading and reflection: 75 hours
Assignment (preparation, writing, checking): 40 hours.

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 100%
3,000 word assignment
The assignment will use essay or problem style questions (or a combination of the two) to test students' ability to handle and reflect upon a representative range of the legal rules and doctrines encountered during the module.