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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 3074

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105380

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with advanced understanding of the law of succession in Australia.

Course content

This course covers:

1. The scope and meaning of succession law.
2. The nature of a will.
3. The requirements for making, executing, revoking and altering a will.
4. How wills are construed and interpreted by the courts.
5. The effects of gifts made by will.
6. Intestacy and the distribution of assets.
7. Restrictions imposed on freedom of testation; Family Provision.
8. The appointment of Executors and Administrators.
9. The duties and powers of personal representatives in administering deceased estates.

Textbook(s)

Mackie K 2007, Principles of Australian Succession Law, Lexis Nexis Butterwoths, Chatswood N.S.W.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 2 hours x 10 weeks
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online 4 hours x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Critical analysis 2500 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Critical analysis 2500 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Critical analysis 2500 words 50% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Ms Vanessa Varga
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School of Law

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