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Spring 2018
5339 Trusts & Wills - BUCKLES- 11795

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course is designed (i) to expose students to the most essential doctrines of the law of trusts and the law of wills in the context of the law of gratuitous transfers in general; (ii) to familiarize students with significant provisions of statutory laws (including the Texas Probate Code and the Texas Trust Code) of relevance in these fields; and (iii) to help students develop critical problem solving skills in the law of trusts and the law of wills.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 1/18/18

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: first week assignment for Trusts & Wills:

REVISED: Tuesday, 1/16: Please read pages 40-51 and 439-444 of the required casebook, and the following provisions of the Texas Estates Code (TEC): §§ 256.051-053; 256.151-152; 256.201; 258.001-003; 258.051; 301.002; 301.051-052; 301.151-152; 303.001-002; 308.001-003; 308.004; 308.054; 401.001; 402.001-002; 403.051; 403.055.

Thursday, 1/18: Please read pages 471-493 and 496-498 of the required casebook, and the following provisions of the TEC: §§ 101.002; 111.051-111.052; 111.054; 113.151; 113.152; 113.1541; 113.154; 113.155; 113.158; 113.252; 114.001-114.106; 115.002. Please also read section 9.301 of the Texas Family Code.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/03 1-4pm  144 TU2  111 TU2  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (10/19/2017 2:49:58 PM)

Book(s) Required




Publisher:W KLUWER

Texas Estate Planning Statutes with Commentary: 2017-2019 Edition
Author:Gerry W. Beyer