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LAW 0602: Trusts and Estates
Fall 2021 • Section 01 • CRN 38968

Course Description

This course provides a survey of the principal devices utilized in the transmission of accumulated family wealth, concentrating primarily on the requirements for creating, modifying and terminating wills and trusts. Intestate succession and will substitutes are also considered as are selected issues concerning future interests, powers of appointment and fiduciary administration. The course explores the often clashing policies of effectuating donative intent and restraining dead-hand control.


Day/Time Location
M/W 1:10-2:25 PM Klein 2A

Course Details

  • Finbarr McCarthy
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

Textbook note: For both my PR and T&E class, two items are marked as required. However, both involve the same text: the only difference in the both cases is that students have the option to add to the required text an Explanations and Examples book for an additional $5 if they buy the casebook. The bookstore will mark "recommended" on the E+E Bundle.

Book List/Materials