Wills and Estates

Class Unique: 28490
This is a four credit course. Wills and Estates focuses on donative transfers of property. Included are community property, intestate succession, the execution and revocation of wills, frequently recurring drafting problems, the use of trusts, fiduciary administration, future interests, the rule against perpetuities, powers of appointment, estate and gift taxation, and basic estate planning. The course emphasizes Texas law; indeed, one of the required texts includes the entire Texas Estates Code. However, the course also examines the law of many other jurisdictions, as well as numerous Uniform Acts. Prerequisites: None.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 - 11:37 am TNH 2.139
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/9/16 8:30 am 2.140

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers - Ascher, Clark, McCouch & Murphy
      West , edition: 6th 2013
      ISBN: 978-0-314-28027-5   (required)
  • Johanson's Texas Estates Code Annotated - Johanson
      Thomson Reuters Westlaw , edition: 2015 ed.
      ISBN: 978-0-314-66271-2   (required)