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Fall 2023
5339 Trusts & Wills - SANDERS,A- 26477

Professor(s): Alan Sanders (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Real Property, Trusts and Estates 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  TTH  Location: 260 

Course Outline: This course is designed (i) to expose students to the most essential doctrines of the law of trusts and the law of wills in the context of the law of gratuitous transfers in general; (ii) to familiarize students with significant provisions of statutory laws (including the Texas Estates Code and the Texas Trust Code) of relevance in these fields; and (iii) to help students develop critical problem solving skills in the law of trusts and the law of wills.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid-term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.

Quota=30

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/09/20239-12  312    

This course will have:
Exam:
Paper:


Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Important (MEE)

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: The main text for this course is Dukeminier et al., Wills, Trusts, and Estates (11th ed. 2021). ISBN: 9781543824469 Please feel free to purchase any used copies of this edition of this book. Earlier editions of this text should not be used, because the page numbers will not align with the reading assignments in this syllabus, and also because earlier editions will lack relatively recent cases.

Readings from the Dukeminier text are indicated as “DS” in the assignment section of this syllabus. Any other course materials will be appropriately described in this syllabus or posted on CANVAS.

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