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LAWS462 Wills and Trusts

General principles of the law of wills and succession, trusts and gifts, with an introduction to taxation and estate planning.

Approximately 60% of the paper is devoted to the law of trusts. The aim is to give you an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts. Attention will also be given to the various remedies available for breach of trust. The remaining 40% of the paper examines various aspects related to the making of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates.

Paper title Wills and Trusts
Paper code LAWS462
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
LAWS 203 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Nicola Peart
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will gain an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts
  • Students will understand the various aspects related to the making of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

General principles of the law of wills and succession, trusts and gifts, with an introduction to taxation and estate planning.

Approximately 60% of the paper is devoted to the law of trusts. The aim is to give you an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts. Attention will also be given to the various remedies available for breach of trust. The remaining 40% of the paper examines various aspects related to the making of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates.

Paper title Wills and Trusts
Paper code LAWS462
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
LAWS 203 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Nicola Peart
Textbooks
Course materials provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will gain an understanding of the nature, creation and administration of express trusts
  • Students will understand the various aspects related to the making of wills, the administration of deceased estates, the intestacy rules and claims against deceased estates.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41