Module Information

Module Identifier
LC34820
Module Title
Land Law
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Pre-Requisite
LA13110 or LA13410 , LA33110, LA15710, LA10110, LA14720, LA30110, LA32430, LA32720, LA15120, LC10120, LC20120 (or welsh medium equivalents GF, CT)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 30 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 6 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   50%
Semester Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (2,500 words)  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

​1. Explain in a detailed manner the legal principles applying to Land Law.

2. Analyse factual scenarios relating to land law and apply critically the principles of land law to those scenarios.

3. Undertake independent research on aspects of the law and engage critically with debate and different views on the current law, possible problems and possible reforms.

4. Evidence an ability to analyse critically a diverse range of legal materials and integrate them to form new perspectives.

5. Show an ability to explain the operation of the law to those that do not have a legal background.

6. Argue the application of the law to parties in dispute – presenting each party’s case and evaluating which is the more persuasive argument.

7. Communicate the results in writing effectively at an academic level using the relevant terminology and appropriate citation of material.

8. Apply existing knowledge in a detailed manner to new scenarios.

9. Show an understanding of the key aspects of land law, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge, at least some of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of defined aspects of a discipline.

10. Deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry within a discipline.

11. Devise and sustain detailed arguments, and/or to solve problems, using ideas and techniques, some of which are at the forefront of a discipline.

12. Describe and comment upon particular aspects of current research, or equivalent advanced scholarship, in the discipline.

13. Appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge.

14. Manage their own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources (for example, refereed research articles and/or original materials appropriate to the discipline).

Brief description

This is a SRA and BSB exemption subject. It aims to introduce students to the essential principles of Land ownership in England and Wales, and the rights, and the enforceability of the rights of others over land, including the equitable co-owner, the lessee, the mortgagee, the covenantee and the owner of the dominant tenement for the purposes of granting an easement.

Content

​Indicative content for this module is likely to include the following topics:

What is land?

What are the concerns of land law?

Ownership and co-ownership of land

Leases

Mortgages

Easements

Covenants

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Preparation for, and discussion, in seminars.
Improving own Learning and Performance Seminar work: preparation and group discussions. Formative assessments by way of in class practice sessions
Information Technology Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.
Personal Development and Career planning Learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in the legal profession.
Problem solving Preparation for and discussion of problem-solving questions in seminars.
Research skills Post-lecture research and seminar preparation.
Subject Specific Skills Legal research: use of specifically designed legal databases as a resource for statute and case law.
Team work Seminar work: preparation and group discussions.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6