LAW20380 Property Law II

Academic Year 2022/2023

This 5-credit module builds on the knowledge and skills established in Property Law I. Students will acquire knowledge in property law and further develop their doctrinal, theoretical and analytical skills.

Students will examine the law relating to discrete areas of Property Law, including mortgages, easements, freehold covenants, co-ownership and landlord and tenant. The module is delivered via lectures and tutorials for which students prepare using the materials provided on Brightspace. These weekly sessions will be interactive and students are expected to be fully prepared. Students will also have 4 tutorials throughout the trimester.

The end-of-semester assessment will be an exam worth 100%, graded in accordance with the UCD Grade Descriptors.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module, a successful student will be able to:

a) Demonstrate precise and in-depth knowledge of discrete topics covered in the trimester by means of being able to communicate the basic doctrine and/or structures, analyse them from a forensic and a theoretical perspective, apply these doctrines and structures to hypothetical fact scenarios, and critique any proposed reforms.
b) Continue to develop skills of reflecting on and analysing the extent to which a seemingly 'private' area of law (i.e. real property) has distinct roles in communicating public policy
c) Describe, discuss and critique the ways in which property law appears to treat commercial and residential property differently
d) Demonatrate awareness of how different areas of property law intersect, and of how property law more generally intersects with other areas of law, including family law, constitutional law and human rights law.

Indicative Module Content:

Students will examine the law relating to discrete areas of Property Law, including mortgages, easements, freehold covenants, co-ownership and landlord and tenant.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

12

Autonomous Student Learning

70

Lectures

24

Tutorial

4

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will be required to particiapte in lectures and tutorials and to engage in independent reading and research throughout the module. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Property Law I


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Co-requisite:
LAW20370 - Property Law I

Incompatibles:
LAW41880 - Advanced Property Law 2

Equivalents:
Land Law II (LAW20160)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2 hour closed book exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided via Brightspace on general assessment performance for the final exam.

Niamh Howlin and Noel McGrath, Lyall on Land Law (4th edn, Thomson RoundHall 2018)

Amina Adanan and Neil Maddox, ‘Irish Land Law: A Casebook’ (Roundhall)

JCW Wylie, ‘Irish Land Law’ (Fifth edn, Bloomsbury) (online)
Name Role
Dr Noel McGrath Lecturer / Co-Lecturer