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Spring 2022
LAW563  A  TRUSTS & ESTATES ESSENTIALS

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 states. 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: 03-07-2022 - 04-25-2022  

Dates Day Time Room
03-07-2022 - 04-25-2022   MW  3:30 PM-5:15 PM E352

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 2
Pass/Fail Option: Yes
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation: A final examination and participation.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Compressed Course
Course Delivery:
Residential
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):
FLORIDA
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • 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
      
  • Textbook Name: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials
    Textbook Type: E-book
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton & Stephen Urice
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9781543829297
      

Additional Materials:
Professor White stated either version is acceptable.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please read for Monday, March 7, 2022, pages 1-10; 19-38; 45-46, and 49-50 of the Weisbord, Horton and Urice textbook (2nd edition). Be prepared to discuss problems I and II. For Wednesday, March 9, 2022, please read pages 55-74 and be prepared to discuss problems I, II, and III of Chapter 2. Also, please read the attached syllabus.

    Material:
    Required Reading Material: Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials, 2nd Edition, by Reid Kress Weisbord, David Horton & Stephen Urice, Wolters Kluwer Publisher, Hard cover -ISBN 9781543824421 or the E-book version - ISBN 9781543829297.
      

 
Professor(s)

WHITE, PATRICIA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: pwhite@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-1376