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Undergraduate | UNE-LAW301 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
16 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024

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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the various areas of law that apply to the succession to property upon death in NSW including: intestacy; testamentary succession; the making, revocation, alteration, rectification, and construction of wills both formal and informal; testamentary capacity; family provision; grants of representation; administration and distribution of estates; and related matters;
    2. identify, analyse, and critically evaluate major themes in succession law including the concepts of testamentary freedom and moral duty in respect of family provision;
    3. distinguish between testamentary succession and the acquisition of property consequent on the death of another regarding jointly held property, life insurance and superannuation to identify what constitutes the deceased's estate and in so doing identify, analyse, and critically evaluate the interaction between the law of succession and other areas of law with regard to Equity and Trusts, Family Law, and Contract Law; and
    4. analyse complex factual problem-based scenarios relating to the succession to property upon death and critically apply the relevant law to provide correct legal advice in written and oral form that is well argued and supported by appropriate authority.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • UNE-LLB-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Laws (4 Years)
  • UNE-LAW-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)

Prior study

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:

and one of

and one of

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).

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - 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).
  • Software requirements - 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:
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook requirements:
    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.

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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Laws (4 Years)

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Bachelor of Laws (3 Years)

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