An analysis of revocable and irrevocable lifetime trusts as a will supplement; whether and how to avoid probate; life insurance settlement options and employee death benefits; concurrent interests including community property; use of short-term trusts to reduce income tax; marital deduction; selection of fiduciary; and estate planning of intestate property.
This course will explore the historical development of the European Union and examine the institutions established to govern this club of nations. It will also explore the relationship between the Union, its Member States and the rest of the world. Additionally, the course will focus on the sources and forms of E.U. Law as well as the doctrine of "Supremacy of E.U. Law." Additional areas of substantive law, procedural actions, enforcement, and/or remedies may also be covered in the course.
A survey of the rules and standards that regulate the admission of evidence, including relevancy, privileged communications, the hearsay rule and its exceptions, the opinion rule, authentication and "best evidence" rule, impeachment and rehabilitation, demonstrative and scientific evidence, presumptions, and burdens of proof.
An introduction to the theoretical structures involved in interviewing, counseling, negotiation, and trial skills. Students are given the opportunity to perform simulations of lawyering tasks and discuss their externship. *Prior to Summer 2014, this course was titled Lawyering Skills.