Wills and Trusts

Class Information Spring 2019

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 82265
  • Meets: Mon & Wed
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Location: 106
  • Exam: Apr 29, 2019 9:00 a.m.
  • Course Description

E. Gary Spitko

Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good, Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Conflict Resolution Program

Wills and Trusts

Course Description:

Fundamentals of nontax estate planning. Intestate succession and the basics of wills including mental capacity and undue influence; execution formalities; holographic wills; revocation; lapse; ademption and satisfaction; and rights of spouses and children. Also surveys other methods of estate planning, with an emphasis on trusts. Topics include trust formation, modification, and termination; revocable living trusts; spendthrift, support, and discretionary trusts; charitable trusts; powers of appointment; and powers and duties of trustees. Bar course.

Class Notes:

Bar course. UP point eligible course. Subject to grade curve. Attendance is mandatory. Professor does not allow laptops. Professor does not allow recording of this class. Required Texts for the course will be listed on the course Camino page as will the assignment for the first class.