About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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We work closely with students, graduates and employers to support successful career goals and outcomes. Our overall placement rate is consistently strong, with 94 percent of our JD class employed within 10 months after graduation.
Our faculty is distinguished for its scholarship, as well as for its commitment to teaching. Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio creates an intimate and collegial learning environment.
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Alumni and Giving
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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Gifts,Wills and Trusts (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-607
- Class Number: 03237
- Instructor: Daniel S. Murphy
This course focuses on the gratuitous transfer of wealth, especially in the familial context from one generation to the next. There is an analysis of the legal requirements for, and social policies affecting, gifts, wills, probate and trusts. Fiduciary administration issues also are considered.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: T/Th 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 7
- Exam: 3 hour, open-book, open-notes multiple choice
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Expected
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