LAW301 Succession

Updated: 19 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam 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.
Pre-requisites 30cp in Law
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LS301
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Paul Sattler (
Unit Description

The object of this unit 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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. 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
  4. construct a well-argued written advice for a range of interested parties that is clear and coherent.