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LLB346 Succession Law

Our legal system is premised on the right of individuals to own private property. As succession deals with the legal consequences of death on a person's property, it is a natural and logical part of a complete course in real property. It has links to other important areas of law, namely equity and trusts and family law, and is considered by some to be a branch of family law, because the redistribution of property usually occurs in the family context. Succession is a strongly developing area of legal practice. Family provision actions are increasing as many more persons challenge will dispositions or inheritance by way of intestacy on the grounds of inadequate provision. Estate planning is becoming a major area of practice. The notion of what is the 'estate' at death is a developing area of law, with some inter vivos transactions being set aside as unconscionable bargains or contracts being of limited effect. The effect of these developing remedies is to increase the 'estate' available to be distributed at death. Some states have an expanded concept of a 'notional estate', which may be introduced in Queensland with the development of Uniform Probate Laws. Succession with its links to real property, equity and family law will assist you to see the links connection between different areas of law.

Unit information

Unit code
LLB346
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School/Discipline
Law School
Study area
Law and justice
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Gardens Point
Gardens Point (External)
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,394
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $2,748
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $3,780

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
LWB241 or LLB205
Anti-requisites
LWB309

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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Summer 2, 2019

Semester 1, 2019