Wills and Trusts

Class Information Fall 2019

  • 3 units
  • Class No.: 91876
  • Meets: Mon & Wed
  • Time: 2:40 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
  • Location: 103
  • Exam: Dec 04, 2019 9:00 a.m.
  • Course Description

E. Gary Spitko

Associate Dean for Research, Presidential Professor of Ethics and the Common Good, and Professor of Law

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. Reading assignment for first class posted online. 

Attendance is mandatory. Professor does not allow laptops. Professor does not allow recording of the class.