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.
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Gifts, Wills, and Trusts (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-607
- Class Number: 04130
- Instructor: Robert Webster
This course is designed to serve as a very practical guide to wills and trusts. In particular the course will explore fundamental rules relating to the execution, interpretation and revocation of wills. Coverage will also include the consequences of intestacy. Alternative methods of estate planning will be examined, too, with a particular focus on trusts and their administration including trust formation and the powers and duties of trustees as well as the rights of beneficiaries. The relative advantages and disadvantages of wills and trusts will be considered. Ethical issues arising from representing clients in this arena will be examined as will the importance of skillful drafting.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: Monday, 10:00a-12:50p
- Room Number: Room 130
- Exam: In-Class Multiple Choice
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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