Estate Planning Concentration
The School of Law's Estate Planning Concentration curriculum merges business, tax, and elder law into a well-rounded program. Students pursuing a concentration in estate planning will engage in skills-based learning while broadening their substantive knowledge in several areas of law. The need for estate planning services has been rising significantly along with the aging population who need assistance in managing their assets. This concentration prepares students to enter this growing practice area.
Students must complete the following courses:
Income Tax I
Estate & Gift Tax
Trusts & Estates
*Note: Student must successfully complete Property as a prerequisite for this concentration. The course credit for Property does not count toward credits required for concentration.
In addition to completing the foundational courses, students are required to take additional coursework sufficient to fulfill the balance of the 18 credits required for the concentration. Equivalent courses may be approved by the concentration advisor:
Income Tax II
Business & Estate Planning
Federal Litigation: Pension Rights
Federal Tax Practice & Procedure
Drafting Business Contracts
UCC Survey Course
Practical Skills Courses
In addition to the required foundational and elective coursework, students are required to complete a practical skills course in one of the following:
Estate Planning QWC
Elder Law Clinic
Please go to course descriptions to view all course descriptions and offerings.
Note: In the case of extraordinary circumstances and undue hardship, the Associate Dean, in consultation with the Concentration Advisor may propose an alternative means of satisfying the Practical Skills requirement.
*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.