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258 sec. 1 - Estates and Trusts (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Kristen L. Holmquist  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MTu 11:20-12:35
Meeting Location: 100

Course Start: August 27, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49676

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; the uses, creation, construction and termination of Trusts; the mechanics of Estate Administration (including an introduction to Probate and of alternatives to Probate); the role and responsibilities of fiduciaries; the role of the attorney in the Estate Planning process; and the Rules of Professional Responsibility as they apply to the estate attorney.

The course will also feature optional weekly(ish) sessions for working, together with the instructor, on problem sets.

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

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  • Contemporary Approaches To Trusts & Estates Law
    Susan N. Gary, Jerome Borison, Naomi R. Cahn, Paula A. Monopoli,
    Publisher: Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9780735589278
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $79.99
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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