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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 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

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $5,250
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310

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.

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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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