This course aims to deepen LLB students’ understanding of key aspects of property law, particularly expropriation law by enabling them to explore and specialise in topical areas of this field of study. The course covers the following: (i) the basic theories underlying expropriation law; (ii) the legislative framework governing expropriations; (iii) the importance and influence of the constitutional property clause in respect of the legislative framework; (iv) the various stakeholders impacted by expropriations; (v) the social and political considerations that inform this area, including land reform; (vi) the procedural requirements to effect a lawful expropriation. Upon completion of this course, students must demonstrate their ability to engage critically with an identified issue in expropriation law by researching independently, producing a written analysis, and presenting their findings orally.

Not offered in 2020.