LAW-2131: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Credits 3
Academic Level

This course introduces students to the law governing the intergenerational transfer of wealth. Using case law, the Uniform Probate and Uniform Trust Codes as models, the course introduces students to the legal aspects of probate and non-probate transfers of wealth, including the law of intestacy, wills, will substitutes and trusts, including the duties and powers of trustees in trust administration. It will further develop student understanding of future interests and the Rule Against Perpetuities and, at every point, the course will emphasize the ethical challenges inherent in the practice of estate law.

Course Frequency
Offered each fall semester.