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Wills and Succession

Postgraduate | RMI-OJD420 | 2024

Hone your knowledge of estate and intestate succession, family maintenance and the role of executors and administrators. Survey the nature and formalities of wills, capacity and undue influence, legacies, probate and administration of estates

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

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Wills and Succession

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the law relating to wills and succession
    2. critically evaluate the wills and succession area of law and identify areas of reform
    3. analyse and research complex problems relating to wills and succession and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives
    4. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to wills and succession and generate appropriate responses
    5. show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences through engagement with drafting a will.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods (no longer available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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