THE LAW OF SUCCESSION

LAW3SSL

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will consider the law of succession which concerns the devolution of rights and obligations upon death: Probate, Wills and the Administration of Estates. In particular it deals with the transmission of property interets through testamentary processes (Wills) and through the rules of intestacy.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Groves

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW2FPL LAW2RPT

Co-requisites LAW3EQT or LAW3ETR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSuccession: Families, Property and Death: Text and CasesPrescribedRosalind Croucher and Prue Vines 4th Edition 2013LEXISNEXIS BUTTERWORTHS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. By the end of this semester, students will be able to apply the applicable legislation and provide advice to a client regarding a claim against an estate.

Activities:
Discussion Forums and Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. By the end of this subject students will have learnt the skills of ascertaining a testatro's instructions to create a Will by means of an interview

Activities:
Will interview and prepration
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

03. By the end of this subject, students will be able to critically discuss the formalities required to make a valid will; what must be done to administer the estate of a deceased person; and the rules of construction.

Activities:
Discussion Forums and Exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size50

Enrolment information The assessment item requires students to interview the co-ordinator in order to perpare a will. Allocate Plus

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Groves

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examination60 01, 02, 03
Mid-semester Assessment40 01, 02