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Bringing Trusts & Estates to the Front and Center of Legal Education

3 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2008 Last revised: 14 Oct 2008

Bridget J. Crawford

Pace University School of Law

Date Written: October 13, 2008

Abstract

In this short essay I make 10 modest suggestions for bringing Trusts & Estates to the front and center of American legal education. Many students take the basic school T&E course with some sense that it is part of a well-rounded legal education, but the field has a reputation for being staid, static and - well, old. For those of us who teach and write in the field, we know nothing could be further from the truth. But how can we convince students and colleagues otherwise? How can we make Trusts & Estates a more integral part of legal education? My proposals cluster in three main areas: curriculum, community and scholarship.

Keywords: wills, trusts, estates, legal education, estate planning, probate, teaching

JEL Classification: K11, K19, K39

Suggested Citation

Crawford, Bridget J., Bringing Trusts & Estates to the Front and Center of Legal Education (October 13, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1268513 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1268513

Bridget J. Crawford (Contact Author)

Pace University School of Law ( email )

78 North Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603
United States

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