SUCCESSION LAW

LAW3SCL

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Groves

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and (LAW2FPL & LAW3RPT or LAW3PRP)

Co-requisites LAW3EQT or LAW3ETR

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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, examination and mid semester assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

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

Activities:
Discussion Forums, examination and mid semester assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

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, examination and mid semester assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

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