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 (administered by Exam4 in Open Laptop mode) May 2, 2023 8:30 am 2.123


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 )

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
Johanson's Texas Estates Code Annotated, 2022 ed. (Texas Annotated Code Series) *
Thomson Reuters
ISBN: 978-1-73198-614-6


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Date Updated
03/22/2023 Exam information updated