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Spring 2023
5339 Trusts & Wills - SANDERS,A- 11088

Professor(s): Alan Sanders (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  TTH  Location: 310 

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 Estates 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

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

Quota=30

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 9am-12pm      

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

The main text for this course is Dukeminier et al., Wills, Trusts, and Estates (11th ed. 2021). ISBN: 978-1543824469 Please feel free to purchase any used copies of this edition of this book. Earlier editions of this text should not be used, because the page numbers will not align with the reading assignments in this syllabus, and also because earlier editions will lack relatively recent cases.
Readings from the Dukeminier text are indicated as “DS” in the assignment section of this syllabus. Any other course materials will be appropriately described in this syllabus or posted on BLACKBOARD.