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Summer Mini 2020
5339 Trusts & Wills - FAGUNDES- 18124

Professor(s): Dave Fagundes (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 1:00p-4:15p  MTWTH  Location:  

Course Outline: If UH mandates during this term that alternate delivery of courses is required, as occurred during Spring of 2020, please note that this course may be delivered via distance education and/or primarily electronic interaction.

This course covers the law and policy of the two main legal vehicles for controlling the posthumous distribution of one’s property: wills and trusts. Specific coverage includes introductory matters (freedom of disposition and the mechanics of succession); intestate succession (basic structure, transfers to children, and bars to succession); the law of wills (formalities, contests, and construction); the law of trusts (creation, administration, alienation, appointment powers, and duration); and related issues (other will substitutes, planning for incapacity, and limits on freedom of disposition).

This course’s learning outcomes are to gain a strong understanding of common law principles governing wills and trusts, corollary aspects of both the Uniform Probate Code and relevant Texas state law, and theoretical and policy issues relating to the posthumous disposition of property.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Quota=30. This course will meet Monday through Thursday, May 11th to May 28th.The class will meet from 1 PM to 4:15 PM each day with 10 minute break. The Final will be due on Saturday May 30th.
The class will not meet on May 25th in observance of Memorial day holiday.

*** This course will meet at a special time on May 21, 2020:
Please note : *** On Thursday May 21,2020- The class will meet from 9AM-12:15 AM. ***

If you cannot attend the Thursday May 21 class, please contact professor Fagundes to get permission to attend the class via Zoom. While remote attendance is permitted for this one class meeting, if you do not attend this class session either in person or via Zoom, you will be marked absent.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/30      

This course will have:
Exam: YES

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (4/1/2020 3:40:58 PM)

Book(s) Required

Wills Trusts and Estates, 10th ed, Aspen
ISBN: 9781454876427