Courses & Units

Succession LAW283


What happens to your property when you die? Succession is the law of transmission of property on death. Some of the topics we’ll 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.


Unit name Succession
Unit code LAW283
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain key legal concepts and principles relating to Succession derived form cases and legislation.
  2. 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.
  3. Critically evaluate the contemporary operation of the principles of Succession Law in light of changing social norms and family structures.
  4. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


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


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Essay, memorandum of advice, 2000 words (30%), Final Exam, 2 hours (50%), Seminar participation (20%)

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