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Fall 2020

Course Description
This course introduces students to (and prepares them for advanced study and research in) the substantive law of wills, trusts, and estates. Uniform codes such as the Uniform Probate Code and the Uniform Trust Code provide the primary statutory framework for the course although we will look at some specific provisions from Florida and other sttes. Although some of the material will be presented in lectures, we will spend much of the class time working through problems. Thus, students are expected to have read all assignments thoroughly and to be prepared to participate meaningfully when called on in class.

Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 08-17-2020 - 11-17-2020  

Dates Day Time Room
10-05-2020 - 11-17-2020   MW  4:10 PM-5:50 PM DL

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Method of Evaluation: A final examination and participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Compressed Course
Course Delivery:
Online (all synchronous)
Special Restrictions: This course is not open to students who have already taken a trusts & estates course.
Law Track(s):
Business & Taxation - Specialized
Family & Personal - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton & Stephen Urice
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9781543824421

Additional Materials:
eBook is acceptable.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read the following pages in the textbook (Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials): 1-10; 19-43; 45-51. Be prepared to discuss Problems I, II, and V.

    Required Reading Material: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials, 2nd Edition by Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton and Stephen Urice, Wolters Kluwer Publisher, ISBN: 9781543824421.



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-1376