Succession

Course code LAWS5064Units 10Level 5000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

LAWS courses are only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Laws (LAWS) degree programs.

Introduces students to the laws governing the distribution of property upon death. Topics include the nature and formalities of wills, testamentary capacity, the construction of wills, appointment of personal representatives, the powers and the duties of personal representatives, the rules of intestacy, and grants of administration. Classes usually held at University House.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2009, 2006, 2004
ObjectivesThe objective of this course is to introduce students to the laws governing the distribution of property upon death. In particular:

1 Equip with knowledge/ foster deep understanding

2 Extend student knowledge and understanding of various aspects of succession law

3 Critical examination

4 Analysis and application of principles of law in context of the study of succession law
ContentIntroduces students to the laws governing the distribution of property upon death. Topics include the nature and formalities of wills, testamentary capacity, the construction of wills, appointment of personal representatives, the powers and the duties of personal representatives, the rules of intestacy, and grants of administration.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4001, LAWS4008
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Take Home
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs.