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Fall 2014
5368 Estate Planning - BUCKLES- 25191

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 4:00p-5:30p  MW  Location: 113  BLB

Course Outline: This course is designed (i) to familiarize students with statutory law (including the Internal Revenue Code and Texas Probate Code), case law, and administrative law of relevance in the practice area of estate planning; and (ii) to develop students¿ ability to understand and apply basic estate planning techniques.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 9/10/14

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: Yes  Federal Income Tax and Trusts & Wills (unless, due to extraordinary circumstances, special permission from the professor is obtained in advance)

First Day Assignments: For the first week, read the following from the Estate Planning materials authored by Professor William Streng, available at:

8/25 Preface; Chapter 1

8/27 Chapter 2 (at least through page 37)

In addition, you will soon be given a problem set that you should begin to complete for the first week of class.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/17/14 6pm-9pm  215 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type:

Bar Course:

Course Materials (6/26/2014 2:32:54 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: An unpublished manuscript will be available from the professor. More details to follow.

The casebook for this course will be released July 14, 2014. However, the book has been listed for this course and has been adopted by the UH Bookstore.