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LAW2053 : Law and Land Use

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Christopher Rodgers
  • Lecturer: Ms Anna Jobe
  • Owning School: Newcastle Law School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


1. To provide basic understanding of key legal concepts and of the nature of legal materials.

2. To provide a general introduction to the legal framework for land use.

3. To provide insight into the circumstances where those concerned with various aspects of land use may encounter legal problems or have occasion to call on legal expertise.

4. To provide a foundation for non Law students wishing to take more advanced modules in Environmental Law.

Outline Of Syllabus

The role of law in regulating land use
Public rights in land and public control
The structure of private land law
subsidiary rights over other people's land
Landlord and Tenant
Responsibility for harm arising from the use of the land

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study801:0080:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lecture course will provide a general framework for understanding the subject which students will be expected to consolidate in reading. The seminars and short exercises based on the lectures will seek to demonstrate the practical application of the law and to develop basic skills in the analysis of legal materials problems and the application of the basic legal concepts and principles.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A67N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M332000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework provides an opportunity for non-law students to develop and be assessed on basic skills in analysing an example of case law, relating to its wider legal and policy issues. The examination requires students to demonstrate in two short essays, knowledge and understanding of key legal concepts encountered in the course.

Reading Lists