Trusts and Estates Drafting: Avoiding Rigor Mortis in the Law School Curriculum

6 Pages Posted: 20 Nov 2013

Date Written: November 19, 2011

Abstract

Every day lawyers sit with fingers curled above keyboards and pens poised above notepads. Lawyers are writers. There may have been a time when the practice of law primarily involved oral communication. However, the practice of law has long since become one of written communication. Although most law schools pride themselves on producing client-ready graduates, few schools actually deliver on this promise, especially as it relates to transactional practice. This essay explores a course that I have developed, Trusts and Estates Drafting, and how the course complements recent curriculum changes at Mercer Law School.

Keywords: Estate Planning, Drafting

Suggested Citation

Sneddon, Karen J., Trusts and Estates Drafting: Avoiding Rigor Mortis in the Law School Curriculum (November 19, 2011). Mercer Law Review Vol. 63, p. 1071, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2357132

Karen J. Sneddon (Contact Author)

Mercer Law School ( email )

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

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