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258 sec. 1 - Estates and Trusts (Fall 2013)

Instructor: Kristen L. Holmquist  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MW 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 132

Course Start: August 21, 2013
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49637


The general public assumes that all lawyers can do two things: try a case and write a will. Most lawyers can't do either. This course is designed to remedy that situation in part by introducing students to the basics of estate planning, incapacity planning, and estate administration. The course will cover: the changing nature of the family; the impact of advances in reproductive technology on inheritance rights; the law of intestate succession; statutory family protection schemes; community property; restrictions on testation; the role, preparation and construction of wills; and the uses, creation, construction and termination of trusts. Students will engage in three short drafting exercises: portions of a trust (and a client letter explaining your choices); portions of a will (and again, an accompanying letter to the client); and a doctrinal critique.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Tax, Estates, and Trusts
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Family Law

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  • Wills, Trusts and Estates
    Dukeminier, Sitkoff, Lindgren
    Edition: 9th
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781454824572
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $225.00
    Price Source: user provided

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