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Spring 2014 - Wills and Estates

Ascher, Mark L

Unique # 29760 Credit Hours: 4 Course ID: 489N
DayTimeLocation
MTWTH10:30 - 11:20 amTNH 2.139
Exam Type    Test Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
  Final Wednesday, May 7 1:30 pm -   A-Z
  2.137
  2.137
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
This is a four credit course.  Wills and Estates focuses on donative transfers of property.  Included are community property, intestate succession, the execution and revocation of wills, frequently recurring drafting problems, the use of trusts, fiduciary administration, future interests, the rule against perpetuities, powers of appointment, estate and gift taxation, and basic estate planning.  The course emphasizes Texas law; indeed, one of the required texts includes the entire Texas Probate Code.  However, the course also examines the law of many other jurisdictions, as well as numerous Uniform Acts. 

Prerequisites:  None.

Related Course Areas
Tax

Textbooks
Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers - Ascher, Clark, McCouch & Murphy
  West, edition: 6th 2013
  ISBN: 978-0-314-28027-5   (required)
Johanson's Texas Probate Code Annotated - Johanson
  Thomson Reuters Westlaw, edition: 2013 ed.
  ISBN: 978-0-314-65819-7   (required)