LAWCOMM 442 - Law of Personal Property

Credit points: 10 points
Offered: First Semester
Contact hours: Lectures - 2 hours per week
Course Coordinator: Professor Peter Devonshire
Prerequisites: LAW 231
Restriction: LAW 311, 471

Course description

Introduction to the concepts and legal rights associated with personal property, covering: possessory rights and relationships, including bailment, reservation of title and security interests in goods, and principles relevant to the transfer and acquisition of personal property.

Course overview

Introduction to the concepts and legal rights associated with personal property, with particular reference to possession of tangible personal property, the boundary between real and personal property, the law of finds, bailment and sub-bailment.

Assessment

  • Case studies (20%)
  • 90 minute open-book in-class test (60%)
  • Reflection (20%)

Open book means that you may, if you wish, bring into the exam and refer to any materials such as casebooks, textbooks and study notes.