Career Compass: A Map for Your Legal Career in Estate Planning
Estate Planning can be described in many ways. To some, it is the practice of elder law, addressing the myriad of issues relevant to the elderly. To others, it is the drafting of wills and trusts to achieve succession and/or tax planning objectives. Still, to others, the estate planning practice comprises activities designed to transfer family businesses from one generation to the other.
Each of these descriptions and many others are accurate. An estate planning attorney builds a practice performing some or all of the functions relevant to these descriptions. At the core, the role of an estate planner is to help clients manage, gratuitously transfer, and protect from creditors their property.
Trusts and Estates
Federal Income Tax
Estate and Gift Tax
Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Business Enterprise Tax
Other Student Opportunities
Students have the opportunity to research and write papers in the Estate Planning area with the supervision and guidance of a faculty member.
* Courses Required for J.D. Degree