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Gifts, Wills and Trusts (Fall 2019)

Course Description

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. This course is available to be taken CR/D/F.  Students are expected to be current in reading and able to participate in class discussion.  Class will include an assignment to draft a will and a mediation exercise.  There will be a three-hour, open book and open notes multiple-choice final examination.  Students will be allowed to use personal computers for their examinations.

Course Details

  • Unit Value: 4
  • Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
  • Exam: In-class exam
  • Writing Requirement: No
  • Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
  • Participation: Expected