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LAW3422 Succession Law

Units : 1
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
Version produced : 22 March 2023


Pre-requisite: (LAW2213 and LAW2223) or LAW2214


This is an elective course in the Bachelor of Laws program. It provides students with opportunities to learn legal drafting skills, in addition to knowledge of the legal principles relevant to this area of law.

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

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 22 March 2023