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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: Probate, Wills and the Administration of Estates. In particular it deals with the transmission of property interest through testamentary processes (Wills) and through the rules of intestacy.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinator

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW2FPLLAW2RPT


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Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Succession: Families, Property and Death: Text and Cases

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorRosalind Croucher and Prue Vines latest edition





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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 receiving and considering instructions
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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