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LAW3422 Succession Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice


Pre-requisite: (LAW3203 or LAW2213 or LAW5703 or LAW5213) and (LAW3206 or LAW2223 or LAW5706 or LAW5223)

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //


Succession law is an important area of legal practice as it deals with what happens to a person's estate on the death of that person, including questions such as:
1.How are wills made, changed and interpreted?
2.When and why should a testator's will be subject to challenge?
3.To what extent should a testator be obliged to make provision in his or her will for certain classes of people (such as spouses and children)?
4.What happens when a person dies without a will?
5.How is a deceased estate administered?

In addition to considering these questions and the topics set out below, the course includes introductory skills in legal drafting and aims to give students a basic awareness of some of the other relevant issues in this area, such as the proposals for uniform succession laws, taxation considerations and issues surrounding superannuation.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External