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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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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- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
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- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
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Gifts, Wills and Trusts (Fall 2019)
- 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. 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.
- Unit Value: 4
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Expected
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