The authors have revised Chapter 16 for Skills & Values: Trusts & Estates in 2014. This chapter is available for free here.
Skills & Values: Trusts and Estates is one of the first titles in the new Skills & Values Series. The books in this new series are designed to enable professors to assign supplementary practice-oriented material to enrich their students' traditional study. Skills & Values: Trusts and Estates challenges students to apply the substantive content from their Trusts and Estates course in a way that helps them see what the doctrinal law looks like when it "crosses a lawyer's desk". Each chapter offers fact pattern based on a topic covered in a typical course. Most of the chapters offer different levels of tasks. The exercises require students to use the wide range of skills needed in an Estate Planning and Probate Practice course, such as drafting, negotiating, statutory interpretation, litigation strategizing, and ethics problem solving. The materials are designed to allow students to self-assess, thus enhancing the learning experience while allowing professors maximum flexibility to choose the level of their own engagement.