Module title: Property Law

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LAW08118
Module leader: Ken Dale-Risk
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accountancy Finance and Law
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ken Dale-Risk
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs 1-5Lectures provide a knowledge base for students while tutorials provide practical exercises to give experience of problem-based learning in groups and individually; coursework allows students to demonstrate ability to explain and discuss legal principles with reference to legal authority.
LOs 1-5 Key employability skills/ PDP/ scholarship skills: these are embedded and assessed. As regards research and information retrieval, students are expected to research using a variety of legal resources a selected problematic area of law within the range of topics in the module and to come to a balanced and informed view of that area; as regards communication, written communication skills, promoting accuracy of expression and the importance of drafting, are assessed in both coursework and examination. This will be of paramount importance to later practice within the legal profession.
LOs 1-5 Assessment (formative and summative): formative assessment occurs from time to time, throughout the module, where written answers to selected problem questions may be handed in and marked in order to provide feedback to students on their progress. Summative assessment occurs generally in week 8 with a written assignment in the form of a report giving advice to a public body on a problematic area of property law. There is also a final examination.
LOs 1-5 Research/ teaching linkages: students are expected to keep abreast of recent developments and current literature in the law, to refer to it in their work and to discuss it in tutorials. Feedback from formative assessments will develop research skills further.
LOs 1-5 Supporting equality and diversity: materials are provided in hard and soft (WebCT) formats, to ensure they are available to all students.
LOs 1-5 Internationalisation: where relevant the law from other jurisdictions within the area of property law is considered.


Formative Assessment:
On-going formative assessment on student progress will be given during classes

Summative Assessment:
Assessments for this module are reflected in section 17.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 50 1, 2, 4, 5 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1 - 5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Classification of property – heritable/moveable, corporeal/incorporeal; real rights and personal rights over property; the acquisition of rights over property, both original and derivative; system of land tenure including abolition of feudal tenure; real conditions including burdens and servitudes; the law of leases at common law and in statutory form.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe classification of property and its underlying rationale.
LO2: Identify and evaluate different rights over property and the substantive differences between those rights.
LO3: Identify and describe the system of land tenure and the law of leases in Scotland.
LO4: Construct legal argument with reference to appropriate legal authority.
LO5: Communicate effectively and accurately in written form .

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - GRETTON & STEVEN (2013) PROPERTY, TRUSTS AND SUCCESSION: BLOOMSBURY, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781780432236
Core - GUTHRIE (2005) SCOTTISH PROPERTY LAW: BLOOMSBURY, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781845920579
Recommended - MCALLISTER (2013) SCOTTISH LAW OF LEASES: BLOOMSBURY, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9781847665669
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