1 x 2-hour lecture-2 weekly
2 x 1-hour lecture-1s weekly
1 x 1.5-hour tutorial fortnightly
1 Admission into BLAWLP-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1a Admission into BLAWLPG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BLAWLPR-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice
1c Admission into BLAWLPRG-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry)
1d Admission into BLAWLPRH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)
1e Admission into BLAWLPRGH-Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Graduate Entry) (Honours)
1f Admission into BLAWS-Bachelor of Laws
1g Admission into BLAWSH-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
1h Admission into BLAWSG-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
2 18 units of second year LLAW topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
LLAW3111 has been successfully completed
Topic description
Students will study the theoretical, legislative and common law requirements involved in the management of persons' assets after death plus allied areas: powers of agency in financial, health and welfare.
Educational aims
This topic provides an overview of common and statutory laws regulating testamentary practice in South Australia especially: drafting wills and other testamentary documents; estate planning; administration of deceased estates, including trusts; probate in common and solemn form; letters of administration and intestacy; making claims against estates. This topic also offers opportunities for the development and practice of the skills of research, analysis, of oral and written communication.
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of this topic students will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

  • understand and explain common and statutory laws regulating:
    • inheritance
    • formalities and validity of wills
    • applications for probate and letters of administration
    • administration of estates
    • family provision claims so that recommendations can be made for resolution of problems
  • recognise and analyse succession law problems so that appropriate alternatives for resolution may be chosen
  • understand the historical and present development of succession law
  • communicate these understandings and applications
  • design, prepare and present a significant piece of independent academic writing, demonstrating clear communication, correct scholarly practices of citation and referencing and familiarity with relevant materials within and beyond legal sources