Wills and Estates

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 10:30 - 11:37 am TNH 2.123

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam December 15, 2021 1:30 pm A-Z in 2.138


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, but it also examines the law of many other jurisdictions, as well as numerous Uniform Acts.

This is a four credit course. There are no prerequisites.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Johanson?s Texas Estates Code Annotated, 2021 ed. (Texas Annotated Code Series) *
ISBN: 978-1-5392-2209-5
Cases and Materials on Gratuitous Transfers: Wills, Intestate Succession, Trusts, Gifts, Future Interests, and Estate and Gift Taxation *
Ascher, Mark, McCouch, Grayson, and Ascher, Mark L.
West , edition: 7
ISBN: 978-1-64020-610-6


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
10/29/2021 Exam information updated