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Spring 2014 - Wills and Estates

Ascher, Mark L

Course ID: 489N  Unique # 29760  Credit Hours: 4
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Monday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.139
   Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.139
   Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.139
   Thursday 10:30 am - 11:20 am TNH 2.139
Exam Type   Date   Time      Name Range   Room  
  Final Wednesday, May 7    1:30 pm          A-Z
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)