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Fall 2020
5368 Estate Planning - BUCKLES- 20134

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Taxation 
Real Property, Trusts and Estates

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location:  

Course Outline: This course is designed (i) to familiarize students with statutory law (including the Internal Revenue Code and Texas Probate Code), case law, and administrative law of relevance in the practice area of estate planning; and (ii) to develop students¿ ability to understand and apply basic estate planning techniques.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus REVISED 08-18-2020

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

Prerequisites: Yes  Federal Income Tax and Trusts & Wills (unless, due to extraordinary circumstances, special permission from the professor is obtained in advance)

First Day Assignments: Estate Planning First Day Assignment: Please read the Preface and Chapter 1 of Emeritus Law Professor William Streng’s Estate Planning Materials, available online here:
Sign in using your UH credentials, if prompted.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/08 2 - 5pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (5/13/2020 2:45:18 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Yes, occasionally students may receive photocopied or electronic documents to supplement or replace portions of the required materials.

Lathrope's Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations, 2021 with Motro Tax Map
ISBN: 9781647081904

Streng, William P Estate Planning Fundamentals (latest edition unpublished manuscript available on Prof. Streng's Website.)