Boston University School of Law

JD871 Trusts, Wills & Basic Estate Planning

JD 871 ( A1)  MW 2:10 PM-4:10 PM 
4 cr., Fall 
Professor Tritt 
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JD 871 ( H1)  TR 10:40 AM-12:40 PM 
4 cr., Spring 
Professor Hurwitz Star 
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Examination of the rules governing intestate and testate distribution of property including formal requirements governing execution, alteration and revocation of wills; requisite elements of express trusts and requirements for their creation; resulting trusts and constructive trusts; special rules relating to charitable trusts and spendthrift trusts; rules concerning construction of wills and trusts; and general rules governing administration of decedents' estates and trusts. NOTE: For Professor Tritt's fall section, short drafting assignments will be distributed throughout the semester. A special one-credit drafting supplement may be arranged for a small number of students to work with an adjunct instructor on longer drafting projects. (See Writing Supplements description below.)