Course - Law

There are no prerequisites for this class.

Recommended Courses:

Estate and Gift Taxation


Estate and Gift Taxation is not a prerequisite to this course. The course will cover Estate Planning and Estate Administration.  The estate planning issues covered will be for estates of less than $1.5 million. The course includes drafting of wills and trusts, medical directives, and financial powers of attorney.  The course also covers the income tax issues relating to estate and trust administration (approximately 50% of the course).

Materials No books required. 
Course Format

Outside reading (photocopied materials) followed by classroom discussion.

Written Assignments

One major written assignment.

Type of Exam

Written, closed-book final exam. However, students have the option of submitting a 20 page publishable quality article to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Basis for grading

Grades are based on the final exam and the writing assignment.

Additional Comments

Class attendance and participation is required.

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