Wills and Estates

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 10:35 - 11:47 am ONLINE

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4) May 5, 2021


This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

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

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Johanson's Texas Estates Code Annotated, 2020 ed. (Texas Annotated Code Series) *
Thomson Reuters
ISBN: 978-1-5392-1441-0
Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers, Wills, Intestate Succession, Trusts, Gifts, Future Interests, and Estate and Gift Taxation *
Ascher, Mark, McCouch, Grayson, Ascher, Mark L.
West Academic , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-64020-610-6


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
02/25/2021 Exam information updated