Adam J. Hirsch

University of San Diego

Professor of Law

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

30

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

American History of Inheritance Law

OXFORD INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LEGAL HISTORY, Stanley N. Katz ed., 2009, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 258
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 26 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2009
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Freedom of Testation/Freedom of Contract

Minnesota Law Review, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 449, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 10-10
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 May 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2011
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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freedom of contract, freedom of testation, conditional bequests, no-contest clauses, in terrorem clauses, slayer statutes, capricious purposes, noncharitable purposes, elective share, inheritance rights of children, future interests, trust modification

3.

Fear Not the Asset Protection Trust

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 180
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 26 Jan 2006
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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The Uniform Acts' Loophole in Fraudulent Conveyance Law

Estate Planning, 2007, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 272, FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 07-21
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 24 May 2010
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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asset protection, disclaimer, disclaimer planning, fraudulent conveyances, creditors' claims, creditors' rights, bankruptcy planning

5.

Delaware Unifies the Law of Charitable and Noncharitable Purpose Trusts

Estate Planning, November 2009, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 402, FSU College of Law, Law, Business & Economics Paper No. 09-30
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 07 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2009
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Delaware, trusts, charitable, noncharitable, honorary, perpetuities, cy pres

6.

Lawmaking and Bounded Rationality

Number of pages: 95 Posted: 11 Apr 2002
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Comment: Evolutionary Theories of Common Law Efficiency: Reasons for (Cognitive) Skepticism

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Oct 2004
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
Downloads 287 (127,766)
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Airbrushed Heirs: The Problem of Children Omitted from Wills

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Journal, Vol. 50, Fall 2015, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-205
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 11 Dec 2015
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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pretermitted child, omitted child, unknown child, uniform probate code, inheritance, wills, estates

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Default Rules in Inheritance Law: A Problem in Search of its Context

Number of pages: 153 Posted: 23 Mar 2004
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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10.

Law and Proximity

Illinois Law Review, 2008, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 257
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Adam J. Hirsch and Gregory Mitchell
University of San Diego and University of Virginia School of Law
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Text and Time: A Theory of Testamentary Obsolescence

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 3, 2008, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 306, FSU College of Law, Law and Economics Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 09 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2008
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
Downloads 217 (168,576)

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wills, estates, inheritance, construction, interpretation, originalism, default rules

12.

The Code Breakers: How States are Modifying the Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Vol. 46, No. 3, p. 325, 2011, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 533
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2011
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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disclaimer, bequest, inheritance, estate planning, uniform acts, private legislation

13.

Inheritance Law, Lawmaking Hierarchy and the Problem of Doctrinal Change

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 05 May 2000
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Revisions in Need of Revising: The Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 11 Oct 2001
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Disclaimer Law and UDPIA's Unintended Consequences

Estate Planning, April 2009, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 365
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2009
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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disclaimer, inheritance, bequest, unintended consequences

16.

Technology Adrift: In Search of a Role for Electronic Wills

Boston College Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 3, 2020, San Diego Legal Studies Paper 20-443
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 10 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 05 May 2020
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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wills, electronic wills, e-wills, harmless error, dispensing power, empirical studies

17.

Disclaimer Reform: New Developments and Additional Reflections

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Mar 2005
Adam J. Hirsch and Richard R. Gans
University of San Diego and Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A.
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Perfecting Disclaimer Reform: Suggestions for a Revised Uniform Act

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Mar 2004
Adam J. Hirsch and Richard R. Gans
University of San Diego and Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A.
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Formalizing Gratuitous and Contractual Transfers: A Situational Theory

Washington University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 4, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-134
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 15 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2014
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
Downloads 133 (256,900)
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gifts, wills, contracts, formalities, statute of frauds, statute of wills, nuncupative wills, gift causa mortis, will contract, contracts to make wills, will substitutes

20.

Disclaimer Reform and Udpia: The Disappointing Amendments of 2006

Estate Planning, Vol. 33, p. 24, December 2006, FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 228, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 231, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 231
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Nov 2006
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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disclaimer

21.

Inheritance on the Fringes of Marriage

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-326
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2018
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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inheritance, intestacy, marriage, spouse, forced share, elective share, pretermitted spouse, omitted spouse, implied revocation, revocation by operation of law, heirs, fiance, surviving spouse, divorce, permanent separation, legal separation, divorce from bed and board, relationship, bequest

22.

Incomplete Wills

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 8, 2013, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 13-118
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 01 Jun 2013
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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wills, inheritance, succession, intestacy, partial intestacy, negative wills, advancements, lapse, empirical analysis

23.

Testation and the Mind

Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 74, No. 1, 2017, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-269
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 15 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 22 May 2017
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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inheritance, wills, testation, testamentary capacity, sound mind, mistake, insane delusion, undue influence, fraud, ratification, testamentary intent

24.

Gulliver and Tilson, 'The Classification of Gratuitous Transfers' -- A Belated Review

35 University of Queensland Law Journal 127 (2016), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 16-235
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 08 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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will formalities, will substitutes, legal history of wills, inheritance

25.

Defective Catastrophe Clauses in Wills: Paths to Reform

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, Forthcoming, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 18-337
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 09 May 2018
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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wills, inheritance, common calamity, mutual catastrophe, simultaneous death, predeceasing beneficiary, lapse, lapsed bequest, interpretation, plain meaning rule

26.

Electronic-Wills Legislation: The Uniform Act versus Australian and Canadian Alternatives

Probate & Property, vol. 34, no. 5, Sept./Oct. 2020, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-477
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2020
Adam J. Hirsch and Julia C. Kelety
University of San Diego and Superior Court of California
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wills, electronic wills, e-wills, harmless error, dispensing power, inheritance law, comparative inheritance law, comparative law, uniform acts

27.

Teaching Wills and Trusts: The Jurisdictional Problem

St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-150
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 11 Mar 2014
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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wills, trusts, estates, uniform acts, restatements, state laws, teaching

28.

Disclaimers and Federalism

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 6, 2014, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 14-174
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 01 Dec 2014
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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disclaimer, renunciation, inheritance, tax lien, medicaid, erisa, pension, bankruptcy, creditors, federalism

29.

Waking the Dead: An Empirical Analysis of Revival of Wills

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 5, 2020, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 20-462
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2020
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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Wills, Revival, Revocation of Wills, Inheritance, Uniform Probate Code, Default Rules, Altering Rules, Burden of Proof, Clear and Convincing Evidence, Bayes’s Theorem

30.

Models of Electronic-Will Legislation

Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Journal, volume 56, no. 2 (summer, 2021), San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 21-014
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2021
Adam J. Hirsch
University of San Diego
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electronic wills, e-wills, digital wills, revocation, inheritance law, uniform laws