552
LAW
Trusts & Estates

Law School Description

This course revolves around the gratuitous transfer of wealth, beginning with underlying philosophical tensions and broad societal concerns, and then focusing on “who gets it when you go,” including the legal requirements for wills, revocable trusts and other will substitutes, and what happens in the absence of such a document.  Also considered are statutory protections for a decedent’s surviving family members and an array of other related topics, such as powers of appointment, incapacity planning, charitable giving, asset-protection planning, tax planning, and fiduciary responsibility.  Local stories are used to illustrate the impact of trust and estate laws on the lives of real people. 
 

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

Deals primarily with the disposition of family wealth including: the making of wills; the creation, enforcement, administration, and termination of trusts; and intestate succession, including probate.

Credit(s) for this CRN

4

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Bar Course

Full

Clinical Requirement

No

Category

Family Law
Taxation

Textbooks

WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES
Author: Dukeminier, Sitkoff, and Lindgren
Edition: 9th
ISBN: 9781454824572
This book is required.
Year Published: 2013
Publisher: Aspen
BROKEN TRUST
Author: King and Roth
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 9780824830441
This book is required.
Year Published: 2006
Publisher: UH Press

Exam Information

Closed Book Final Exam on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm in Classroom 2

Semesters Offered

Instructor(s)

Office Hours

Anytime, with or without an appointment

Class Schedule

Sa
9:00am - 12:20pm

Dates

August 26, 2013 to December 20, 2013

Classroom

Classroom 2

Course Reference Number

76588