Estates & TrustsClass Term:
Fall Term 2022-2023Catalog Number:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)Priority:
Core Course - 2nd Year PriorityFull Year Course:
Grades will be based on two group drafting assignments during the semester, and a final in-class 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.