Wills Trusts Estates (LAW-697-E001)
All summer 2020 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may be decreased to the extent of asynchronous material added.
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, tax implications of death and gifts, and a basic familiarity with probate.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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SITKOFF & DUKEMINIER, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES (10th ed., 2017)
First Class Readings
May 27 The Power to Transmit Property at Death 1-33 Probate Process 40-51 Professional Responsibility 51-62
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