Wills Trusts Estates (LAW-697-001)
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This class explores the basic law surrounding the disposition of property at death. This course is designed to provide a broad general foundation, as well as to prepare students for further work in estate planning and will and trust drafting. By the end of the course, students should have a solid understanding of intestate and testate succession and of the law trusts and other probate-substitutes in estate planning, the rules regarding the establishment and administration of private and charitable trusts, and a basic familiarity with the probate process.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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The primary text for the class is SITKOFF & DUKEMINIER, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES (10th ed., 2017).
First Class Readings
Class 1 – Introduction: Freedom of Disposition The Power to Transmit Property at Death 1-40 Probate Process 40-51
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