Spring 2020
5375 Administration of Estates and Guardianship - AKERS- 19429

Professor(s): Judge Georgia Akers (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  MW  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: Administration of Estates and Guardianships. A skills class that will cover all types of administrations encountered with decedent’s and incapacitated estates: Dependent Administrations, Independent Administrations, Probating wills, alternative to probate administrations, Intestacy and guardianships. Students will review and be exposed to defective wills as well as proper wills and learn how to get them admitted into probate in addition to reviewing a variety of estate administration pleadings. Students will draft a will and prepare the pleadings to get the will admitted into probate as part of their examination grade.


Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 10/7/19

Course Notes:   Quota= 15

Prerequisites:  Trusts and Wills is strongly recommended , however, not required.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 2-5pm      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: simulation

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/17/2019 1:28:56 PM)

Book(s) Required

Texas Estates Code 2020 or any estates code 2019/2020
I recommend West’s Estates Code due to the lesser cost.