LL105      Half Unit
Property I

This information is for the 2019/20 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Tatiana Flessas NAB.5.15


This course is compulsory on the BA in Anthropology and Law and LLB in Laws. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Course content

The aim is to introduce students to the role of property concepts in legal and social thought. Particular attention is paid to the context, development and function of property forms in contemporary legal systems. The course encompasses a broad range of established and emergent property forms, ranging from questions of copyright and share ownership to aspects of real property. Extensive use will be made of historical and other general commentaries on the question of property.


20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.

Indicative reading

Murphy & Roberts, Understanding Property Law; Ryan, Property and Political Theory; Rifkin, The Age of Access.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2018/19: 189

Average class size 2018/19: 11

Capped 2018/19: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills