Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW4017: Land Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Mrs Christina Walton (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
Land Law covers matters of fundamental importance to our society: the ownership of land and property, property rights and related obligations. In this module you will study in depth the fundamental principles of English Land Law, focussing in particular on key rights which exist in relation to land. You will scrutinise the content of these rights, and consider the way in which the content requirements of each right have been developed through judicial decision. In addition, you will study the formal and informal methods of acquiring rights over land, and the circumstances in which the burden of such rights will impact a third party purchaser.
This module is one of the seven foundations of legal knowledge required by the JASB of the Law Society and Bar Council and it is therefore compulsory for all of you who wish to progress onto the Vocational Stage of Training to become a Solicitor or Barrister.
This module is available to interdisciplinary pathways and Flexible Combined Honours students (see LAW1017). It is suitable as both a part of the Qualifying Law Degree and also non-specialist programmes.