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LAWS13-561: Law of Succession and Administration of Estates

Description

Law of Succession and Administration of Estates is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject will provide an understanding of testate and intestate succession, family maintenance and the role of personal representatives. The specific topics to be covered will be: a brief history of succession in English law and in the Australian jurisdictions; nature and formalities of wills; testamentary capacity and undue influence; the operation of wills; legacies and devises; the construction of wills; intestate succession; executors, administrators and administration of estates; testator's family maintenance.

Subject details

TypeUndergraduate
CodeLAWS13-561
EFTSL0.125
FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • January 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340
  • Commencing in 2021: $4,390

Learning outcomes

1. Identify the issues of Succession Law.
2. Describe the relevant principles and authorities of Succession Law.
3. Critically analyse the principles and authorities of Succession Law.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):

Restrictions: ?

Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens10/11/2019
Semester start13/01/2020
Subject start13/01/2020
Cancellation 1?27/01/2020
Cancellation 2?03/02/2020
Last enrolment26/01/2020
Withdraw – Financial?08/02/2020
Withdraw – Academic?29/02/2020
Teaching census?07/02/2020