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B645 Wills & Trusts

Description Wills & Trusts will cover functions and purposes of wills and trusts; intestate succession; limitations on testation; execution, revocation, and revalidation of wills; creation, modification, and termination of trusts; construction of wills and trusts; and the law relating to future interests, including the Rule against Perpetuities. The intricate rules and extensive doctrinal material covered will require a fast pace of presentation. Nonetheless, policy issues involving both fairness and efficiency will be considered. This course should be taken prior to any advanced courses in Estate Planning. It is intended as a basic introduction to the trusts and estates area and as elemental preparation for students hoping to enter general practice or specialize in estate planning or fiduciary administration. Extensive use of power point slides is anticipated. Class attendance and preparation are required. Please note that laptops may be used during class only by those who promise in writing to use them solely for the purpose of taking notes in a word processing program; no other use is permitted. Unless an emergency prevents it, the exam will be constructed from multiple-choice questions.

Faculty D. Gjerdingen, J. Stake

Spring 2015 - 2016Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2015 - 2016Wills & TrustsStake, J.
Spring 2014 - 2015Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2014 - 2015Wills & TrustsStake, J.
Spring 2013 - 2014Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2013 - 2014Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Spring 2012 - 2013Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2012 - 2013Wills & TrustsStake, J.
Spring 2011 - 2012Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2011 - 2012Wills & TrustsStake, J.
Spring 2010 - 2011Wills & TrustsGjerdingen, D.
Fall 2010 - 2011Wills & TrustsStake, J.
Spring 2009 - 2010Wills & Trusts (site)Gjerdingen, D.
Fall 2009 - 2010Wills & Trusts (syllabus)Stake, J.