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LAW (W77)  (Dept. Info)Law  (Policies)SP2018

W77 LAW 628APractical Strategies & Drafting in Estate Planning2.0 Units
Description:This course will focus on practical estate planning and drafting techniques, and the basics of the federal transfer tax system (gift, estate, and generation-skipping taxes). Courses in estate and gift taxation and trusts and estates provide a good background for students interested in this practical course. The planning portion of this course will be taught from instructor-generated outlines, which cover the basics of estate planning, as well as commonly used estate planning techniques, including marital deduction planning, charitable planning, insurance planning, and advanced trust planning. The drafting portion of this course will focus on basic client estate planning skills, common drafting techniques, and problems and suggested solutions. Students will participate in the design and computerized drafting of the various legal documents used in the typical estate planning process. Class time will be devoted to a discussion of the planning techniques. The grade for the course will be based primarily on a final examination, which focuses on the planning concepts discussed in class; and a portion of the grade may be based on student participation and class meetings. Attendance is expected, the examination will cover what is discussed in class. [Any Non-Tax LL.M. Student interested in taking this course must receive special permission, and will receive a letter grade which will not calculate into their JD GPA. Please note that a course on estate and gift taxation is a prerequisite for J.D. student enrollment.]
Attributes:LawGRD TAX, LCU
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:Annually / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01-T-----4:38P-6:30PAB Law Bldg / 403 Douglas Stanley, Steven Laiderman, Lawrence Brody, Keith HermanSee Department1220
LawStart: 1/16/2018   End: 5/4/2018

W77 LAW 707CIntroduction to Tax Credits and Development Incentives1.0 Unit
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------8:30A-10:30AAB Law Bldg / 312 Laurel Tinsley, Michael MarkensonSee Department1290
Desc:Class starts promptly at 8:30am (not at 8 minutes after the half hour). This course ends early in the semester
ShortStart: 1/16/2018   End: 5/9/2018

W77 LAW 710ATax-Exempt Organizations (Kehrer/Stanley)3.0 Units
Description:This class will analyze tax aspects of tax exempt organizations and is designed to cover issues that attorneys in a tax related practice may encounter. This class covers several tax-related issues applicable to organizations exempt under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, including issues related to the organization, qualification, and governance of tax-exempt organizations. The course will also cover tax-related issues applicable to public charities, including classification, lobbying and political campaign activities, private inurement and excess benefit, and unrelated business income. In addition, the course will cover tax-related issues applicable to private foundations, including self-dealing, minimum distribution requirements, excess business holdings, jeopardizing investments, and taxable expenditures. Finally, the course will analyze the income and estate tax planning issues that arise when forming a tax exempt entity, including a study of the formation of Charitable Remainder Trusts, Pooled Income Funds, Gifts of a Remainder Interest in a Personal Residence, Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Lead Trusts, Private Non-Operating Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, and Supporting Organizations. Included in this analysis are issues that arise when drafting the documents. [Any Non-Tax LL.M. Student interested in taking this course must receive special permission, and will receive a letter grade which will not calculate into their JD GPA.
Attributes:LawGRD TAX, LCU
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
SecDays       TimeBuilding / RoomInstructorFinal ExamSeatsEnrollWaits
01M------4:08P-7:00PAB Law Bldg / 312 Douglas Stanley, Keith KehrerSee Department1260
LawStart: 1/16/2018   End: 5/4/2018

W77 LAW 729CLegal Analysis and Writing in the U.S. (Cramer)1.0 Unit
Description:This 1 unit January Intersession course is a mandatory course for exchange students and for international LL.M. students who are beginning their studies at WU Law in the Spring semester. J.S.D. students and visiting scholars may be eligible to participate in the program with the instructor's permission. This course will focus on producing a written research memorandum and a client letter in a case involving a corporate setting. Students will progress through the various stages of composing a client memorandum and learn how to apply U.S. legal reasoning and writing principles. Oral presentation of related research activities and a group presentation of the legal analysis will complement the written assignments. There will be at least two 20 minute meetings scheduled for each student to discuss their writing and oral presentation with the instructor. The final grade on this course will be based on the written research memorandum, client letter, and oral presentation (class attendance, preparation, and participation may be taken into consideration) as well as a final exam that will consist of composing a brief legal memorandum on one of the issues discussed in class. The final exam will be given as a take-home exam distributed via MyLaw on Friday, Jan. 12 and is due by 8:00am on Tuesday, Jan. 16, via MyLaw. Students taking this course will be registered by the Law School Registrar's Office.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History


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