Instructor(s): Karon Bales, Jessica Feldman
Prerequisites
Trusts

For graduate students, the course number is LAW7044HS.

Note: The Quercus program will be used for this course. Students must self-enrol in Quercus as soon as confirmed in the course in order to obtain course information.

This course will examine estate planning and issues arising out of the transmission of property upon death. Topics will include testate and intestate succession, limitations on testamentary freedom, formalities of execution and revocation of Wills, testamentary capacity, testamentary trusts, Powers of Attorney and guardianship, Will interpretation, the role of the executor, tax planning on death and common drafting issues.

Evaluation
Two written assignments and class participation. The first assignment will be a Will drafting exercise which includes drafting a Will based on a fact pattern and preparing an annotation of the drafted Will due the first week of March, for a total of 2,000 to 2,500 words - excluding the Will precedent which will be provided (35%). The second assignment will be a paper of 4,000 to 4,500 words (55%). Class participation (10%).

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
2

Enrolment

Maximum
30
30 JD

Schedule

W: 6:10 - 8:00