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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-ordinatorDavid Wishart

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesDiscussion Forums, examination and mid semester assessment

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW2FPL AND LAW1LIM


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
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
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.

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