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Spring 2013
5339 Trusts & Wills - PALMER- 12985

Professor(s): Robert Palmer (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TThLocation: 240  BLB

Course Outline: This course provides basic coverage of the law of wills and wills substitutes (primarily trusts), estates and future interests, and the basics of the estate tax, as well as the more important sectors of the Texas Probate Code. Treatment is designed both for those who plan to continue to Estate Planning and for those who simply need the basics.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus pdf

Course Notes:   

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First Day Assignments: (Assignments here from Dukeminier)
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Section A: The Power to Transmit Property at Death: pp. 1-3; 20-2; 26-38 (Ascher, Langbein, dead hand)
Section B: Transfer of the Decedent's Estate: pp. 38-47, 50-1 (just the will)* (coverage rapid in class) *
Section D: Professional Responsibility: pp. 58-70

Final Exam Schedule: 05/07 1-4pm  240 TU2  215 TU2  

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