Wills and Estates

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, Wednesday, Thursday 9:10 - 10:17 am TNH 2.139
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/19/17 1:30 pm A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • 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: 2017 ed.
      ISBN: 978-0-314-66271-2   (required)