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LA4007 - Succession

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject covers all aspects of Succession and Inheritance. It includes treatment of (a) Testate succession - wills, testamentary capacity, personal representatives, executors, grants of probate, administration of assets, legacies, payment of debts; (b) Intestate succession - the rules applicable to total and partial intestacy; grants of letters of administration; and (c) Testator's family maintenance - claims by family and dependants for support from the estate of the deceased and the power of the court to vary a will in such cases.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain and apply the law governing succession and inheritance;
  • critically discuss the problems associated with the current law governing succession and inheritance and proposals for reform.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (70%)
  • other exams (30%).
Prerequisites: (LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012) and (LA3106 or LA3015) and (LA3013 or LA3014)

Availabilities

Townsville, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 22-Jun-2020 to 03-Jul-2020 (9am - 3pm: 22-23; 25-26 & 30 June AND 9am - 3pm: 1-3 July 2020)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 22-Jun-2020 to 03-Jul-2020 (9am - 3pm: 22-23; 25-26 & 30 June AND 9am - 3pm: 1-3 July 2020)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.