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LAW8721 Estate Planning

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: DJUR or LLBH or LLMC
Co-requisite: LAW8001


This course provides postgraduate students with an in-depth study of the legal, regulatory and taxation issues arising in estate planning. The course builds upon foundational knowledge gained in previous studies and through practical experience and covers topics such as wills, estates, family law and death, business succession planning, superannuation and the taxation consequences of each. Students will further develop their skills in legal research, problem solving and taxation planning.

This course provides the fundamental legal knowledge required for effective taxation and estate planning. The course provides a structured approach for effective taxation and estate planning by commencing with the purpose of estate planning, duties of care and professional responsibilities. Students will learn and have opportunities to apply legal problem solving skills in the areas of wills, testamentary trusts, taxation of estates, family breakdown before and after death, business and superannuation succession planning. Students will be assessed via two in-depth case studies which focus on the research and application of legal principles relevant both pre and post death.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 10 February 2023