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LAWS77-561: Law of Succession and Administration of Estates


Law of Succession and Administration of Estates is an elective subject in postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject will provide a brief overview of enduring documents and their relationship to succession law, family maintenance and the role of personal representatives. The specific topics to be covered will be: an introduction to enduring documents; introduction to wills and other transactions; making and execution of wills; alteration, revival, republication and revocation of wills; death, burial and cremation; personal representatives, probate and administration; payment of debts and order of application of assets; legacies, devises and beneficiaries; intestacy and family provision

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of Succession Law in Queensland including legislation and relevant legal resources 2. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and apply the principles of estate planning 3. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the historical development of relevant legislation in response to social and economic change 4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of and justify the role of a personal representative in administering an estate 5. Critically evaluate the intersection between equitable principles and succession rules in context 6. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills

Enrolment requirements

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Students must be into a Masters law degree OR LA-43040 Doctor of Legal Science (Research) OR be an approved Law Study Abroad or Law Exchange student.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022