This course is a two-part survey of the law of probate. Students will learn California probate law as it relates to the formation and validity of testamentary wills, intestacy succession, and disposition of probate assets. Then, students will study common law revocable and irrevocable trusts and the statutory, doctrinal, and decisional law pertaining to trust creation, modification and termination, trust management, the powers, duties and obligations of trustees, and beneficiary rights.
Who Can Take this Course?
- Current students who have successfully passed the First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSX)
- Students who transferred their First-Year courses from an ABA or Committee Accredited law school.
- Students who have completed the First, Second, and Third Year of the Juris Doctor program