LL105      Half Unit
Property I

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Tatiana Flessas


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, data and shared ownership to aspects of land and real property. Extensive use will be made of historical and other general commentaries on the question of property.


This course will have a minimum of two hours of teaching content each week in Lent Term. This course includes a reading week in Weeks 6 of Lent Term.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce one piece of work in the LT.

Indicative reading

All of the recommended cases and journal articles are available in electronic form and additional materials will be made available on the Moodle site which supports this course. A detailed reading list will be provided for the course, but the following textbooks are indicative: Davies, Property:  Meanings, Histories, Theories; Murphy & Roberts, Understanding Property Law; Karapapa and McDonagh, Intellectual Property Law.


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

Key facts

Department: Law School

Total students 2021/22: 202

Average class size 2021/22: 15

Capped 2021/22: No

Value: Half Unit

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