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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Property Law
Module Code LG215X
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Beatrice Monciunskaite
Semester 2: Beatrice Monciunskaite
Autumn: Beatrice Monciunskaite
Module TeachersBeatrice Monciunskaite
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
None
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Description

The aims of this module are:- to examine the principles underpinning land law; to examine the rules regulating ownership, possession and succession to real property, including common law rules, rules of equity and legislation regulating the use and possession of real property. The module will also consider the ongoing root and branch reform of property law as effected through the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2006.

Learning Outcomes

1. outline the historical features and influences on Irish property law
2. describe and outline the legal principles and doctrines relating to key topics within Irish property law
3. Apply the legal principles and rules to hypothetical factual scenarios
4. Explain and evaluate complex primary sources, including statutes and case-law relating to property law
5. Appraise the role of the legislature in introducing wide ranging root and branch reform of Irish property law



Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Delivery and discussion of key rules and principles of property law
Independent Study101Reading of lecture materials, texts, case-law, consideration of problem questions
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Historical Influences on Irish Property Law - Feudalism

Succession

Estates

Future Interests

Co-Ownership

Priorities

Adverse Possession

Easements and Profits

Covenants

Mortgages

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignmentn/a100%
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • DeLondras: 2007, Principles of Irish Property Law, Clarus Press,
  • Coughlan: 1998, Property Law, 2nd, Gill and Macmillan, Dublin,
  • Lyall: 2010, Land Law in Ireland, 3rd ed, Sweet and Maxwell,
  • Maddox: 2009, The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009: A Commentary, Roundhall Thomson,
  • Wylie: 2009, The Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009: Annotations and Commentary, Bloomsbury,
  • Wylie: 2010, Irish Land Law, 4th ed., Bloomsbury,
Other Resources

None
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