Courses & Units

Succession LAW283

Introduction

What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the body of law governing transmission of property on death. Some of the topics you will be looking at include: the law relating to intestacy; the execution, revocation, alteration and republication of wills; the legal and equitable doctrines relating to testamentary gifts; the powers, duties and liabilities of executors and administrators; the general administration of estates including different types of grants; and family provision. We have a longstanding acceptance of the tradition of freedom of testation today – the right to decide what happens to your property upon your death. However, in more modern times that concept has been whittled away quite substantially. We will consider the effects of this and whether or not the changes are good for our society.

Summary

Unit name Succession
Unit code LAW283
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Doctor Elise Histed
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain key legal concepts and principles relating to Succession derived form cases and legislation.
  • Apply those concepts and principles to hypothetical factual scenarios relating to Succession, in order to predict how a judge might decide the issues arising on those facts.
  • Critically evaluate the contemporary operation of the principles of Succession Law in light of changing social norms and family structures.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090907 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $1,828.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

50 credit points of Introductory Law core or (LAW121 and LAW122)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

LAW683

Teaching

AssessmentExam (40%)|Essay (45%)|Short Test (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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