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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Property Law 1
Module Code LG373
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kevin O'Sullivan
Semester 2: Kevin O'Sullivan
Autumn: Kevin O'Sullivan
Module TeachersKevin O'Sullivan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

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



Future Interests



Adverse Possession

Easements and Profits



Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment0% Examination Weight100%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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,
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