Your upfront cost: $0
Online and other materials
Subjects may require attendance
- 28 Jun 2021
The University of New England is the only Australian public university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience by the Good Universities Guide, 13 years in a row. UNE has delivered distance education since 1955—that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why students continue to rate UNE so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. With over 170 degrees offered online, and more than 20,000 online students, UNE is the expert in online education.
QS RANKING 2021
Times Higher Education Ranking 2021
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the nature and scope of Succession law including the principles for making a will; how to apply for probate and a grant of administration; make a family provision application; and possess an in-depth understanding of the principles which govern the interpretation of wills;
- use cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in evaluating the effectiveness of succession law and its relationship with Estate Planning, Contract Law, Family Law, Property Law and the Law of Trusts; and reflect on how social and political pressures and imperatives influence the development of the law of succession;
- use initiative and judgement to identify legal issues relating to fact based scenarios; and apply the relevant legal principles, legislative provisions and the principles of case law relating to criminal law to construct persuasive legal arguments and solutions; and
- construct a well-argued written advice for a range of interested parties that is clear and coherent.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW312-Criminal and Civil Procedure and UNE-LAW172-Contract Law, or UNE-LAW272-Law of Contract II and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills and UNE-LAW131-Torts Law ;
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LAW101 and UNE-LAW102 and (UNE-LAW161 or UNE-LAW162) and (UNE-LAW171 or UNE-LAW172) subjects. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not receive a satisfactory result for UNE-LAW100 and UNE-LAW101 and UNE-LAW102 and (UNE-LAW161 or UNE-LAW162) and (UNE-LAW171 or UNE-LAW172).
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The object of this subject is to provide students with a sound understanding of succession law including, amongst other things, the following areas: the nature of the will, testamentary capacity, formal requirements, revival and renunciation, probate, personal legal representatives, legacies, administration of assets, distribution of assets, intestacy, distribution on intestacy, duties of administration and family provision.
Written Assessment: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4 Open Book Examination: 2 hrs 15 mins. Relates to Learning Outcomes (LOs) 1-4 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Written Assessment (40%%)
- Open Book Examination (60%%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.