Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Estate Planning and Drafting

608 | 2.0 credits


This course focuses on the complex issues to be considered when planning an estate. The course will approach the subject, chronologically and logically, as would a practicing attorney. The approach will consider: meeting, interviewing, advising and counseling the clients; determining the appropriate areas of law to be applied to the specific client's situation; determining with the client, the planning and drafting decisions necessary to complete the task; and the actual drafting of documents with special attention given to what the documents actually should say. In order to reach the client's objectives, the student will study and learn how to use the various range of planning tools, such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and gifts.


Wills and Trusts