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Estates & TrustsClass Term:
Fall Term 2019-2020Catalog Number:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
Core Course - 2nd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
In-class final exam.
This course provides a survey of the gratuitous, post-mortem transfer of wealth, including the substantive law of wills and trusts. Topics covered in estate law may include probate and non-probate property; intestacy; bars to succession; constructive trusts; mental capacity; will formalities; holographic wills; revocation; integration; republication; revival; incorporation by reference; acts of independent significance; and predeceased beneficiaries. Topics covered in trust law may include formation; parties; beneficiaries; resulting trusts; constructive trusts; discretionary trusts; trust protectors; self-settled asset protection trusts; and powers of appointment.