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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 have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW161-Criminal Law, or UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law and UNE-LAW171-Law of Contract I, or UNE-LAW172-Contract Law and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills ;
- 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.
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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 paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and 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%%)
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.