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Fall 2021
5368 Estate Planning - BUCKLES- 17884

Professor(s): Johnny Buckles (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Taxation 
Real Property, Trusts and Estates

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: 211  TUII

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

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


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 Tuesday, August 24, please read the Preface and Chapter 1 of Professor William Streng’s Estate Planning materials, available here: and For Thursday, August 26, please read Chapter 2, pages 1-35, of those materials.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/07 1pm-4pm  240 BLB  213 BLB  

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (6/8/2021 4:25:08 PM)

Book(s) Required

Yes, occasionally students may receive photocopied or electronic documents to supplement or replace portions of the required materials.
Selected Federal Taxation Statutes and Regulations, 2022 with Motro Tax Map
Daniel J. Lathrope
ISBN: 9781636592633
Subject: Tax-Income
Format: Print & Electronic - Softbound