Trusts, Wills & Basic Estate Planning

LAWJD871

Professor Seipp's Section: This course explores the basic law surrounding the disposition of property at death: (1) overview of the estate planning process and the policy considerations regarding inheritance law; (2) the process by which property is distributed in the absence of a will (intestacy); (3) the law of wills, examining formal requirements for the execution of a valid will, revocation, challenges to a will, and construction; (4) will substitutes and planning for incapacity; (5) the law of trusts, including revocable and pour-over trusts, creditor and beneficiary rights, and spendthrift trusts; (6) powers of appointment, perpetuities, and brief coverage of charitable trusts. This course does not address in detail tax-motivated estate planning. Professor Hurwitz's Section: This course explores the basic law surrounding the disposition of property at death: (1) overview of the estate planning process and the policy considerations regarding inheritance law; (2) the process by which property is distributed in the absence of a will (intestacy); (3) the law of wills, examining challenges to a will, formal requirements for the execution of a valid will, revocation, and construction; (4) will substitutes and planning for incapacity; (5) the law of trusts, including revocable and pour-over trusts, and creditor and beneficiary rights; (6) brief coverage of powers of appointment, perpetuities, spendthrift, and charitable trusts. This course does not address in detail tax-motivated estate planning.
Fall 2016: LAW JD 871 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
SectionInstructorCreditsDaysTimeBuildingRoom
A1David J. Seipp4Tue,Thu2:10 pm - 4:10 pmLAW414
Spring 2017: LAW JD 871 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2017
SectionInstructorCreditsDaysTimeBuildingRoom
H1Ilana Hurwitz4Tue,Thu10:40 am - 12:40 pm