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LA4007 - Succession

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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

  • to introduce students to the law of succession, the problems associated with the branch of the law and proposals for reform.
Prerequisites: (LA1105 or LA2011) and (LA1106 or LA2012) and (LA3106 or LA3015) and (LA3013 or LA3014)

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 07-Jul-2011
Face to face teaching (Teaching from 4 - 14 July. Exam to be held 25 July.)
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (30%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 07-Jul-2011
Face to face teaching (Teaching from 4 - 14 July. Exam to be held 25 July.)
Coordinator: Professor Stephen Graw
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 6 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (70%); other exams (30%).

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.