Wills and Estates

Read the course description below to learn how this course will be taught.

This course will be taught in person but with the option of remote participation via Zoom.

This course deals with donative transfers of property, including intestate succession, probate administration of decedents’ estates, execution and revocation of wills, the use of trusts in estate planning, and rules of construction that affect will and trust drafting. The course also will cover community property laws and basic estate tax and gift tax principles. Relevant Texas Estates Code and Uniform Probate Code statutes will be included in a Supplement to the casebook. Prerequisites: None.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:35 - 11:42 am TNH 2.114
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/11/20

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA


  • Wills, Trusts & Estates - Sitkoff & Dukeminier
      Wolters & Klewer , edition: 10th
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-7642-7   (required)
  • Wills & Estates--Supplementary Materials - Johanson
      Law School , edition: 2020
      ISBN: None   (required)