Wills and Estates

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED, THU 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 2.139

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam May 7, 2014 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.137


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 Probate Code. However, the course also examines the law of many other jurisdictions, as well as numerous Uniform Acts. Prerequisites: None.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers *
Ascher, Clark, McCouch & Murphy
West , edition: 6th 2013
ISBN: 978-0-314-28027-5
Johanson's Texas Probate Code Annotated *
Thomson Reuters Westlaw , edition: 2013 ed.
ISBN: 978-0-314-65819-7


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