Wills and Trusts explores the law of property transmission upon death. We first examine the law of intestacy, which provides for distribution of property when a person fails to leave a valid will. We then examine the requirements for executing a valid will, will components, changes of circumstances after execution, revocation, interpretation, and will contests. Finally, we study the creation and use of trusts and powers of appointment in estate planning.
This course will be graded on a 100-point scale. Students can earn 25 points by satisfactorily completing written wills and trusts assignments during the course of the semester. Students can earn an additional 75 points from the 75-question, closed book, multiple-choice final exam.