Course Details

Estates and Trusts

This course involves the study of (a) the law of intestate succession; (b) the law of wills, including execution, revocation, will contests, problems arising from changes in circumstances after execution, problems involving the use of will substitutes, problems of will interpretation, and marital property rights as a limitation on the power to devise; and (c) the law of trusts, in both its functional and technical aspects, including the essential ingredients of a trust, its creation and termination, formal requirements, the nature of a beneficiary's interest, the special features of charitable trusts, and the fiduciary duties of trustees. Method of Evaluation: Administratively Scheduled Exam

Catalog Number: PPTYTORT 625
Practice Areas: Family Law Practice AreaProperty Practice AreaTrusts and Estates Practice Area
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students

Course History


Fall 2014
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 38


Spring 2014
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Schanzenbach, Max M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 49


Fall 2013
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 42


Spring 2013
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Schanzenbach, Max M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 55


Fall 2012
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 37


Spring 2012
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Schanzenbach, Max M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 49


Fall 2011
Title: Estates and Trusts
Faculty: Lindgren, James T. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 39