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California Wills and Trusts


California Wills and Trusts book jacket View Table of Contents and Introductory Material
ISBN978-1-61163-674-1
e-ISBN978-1-5310-0840-6

California Wills and Trusts

Cases, Statutes, Problems, and Materials

by Peter T. Wendel, Robert G. Popovich

2017 $110.00 740 pp casebound

Tags: Trusts and Estates

Electronic Teacher's Manual available

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This casebook focuses on California law and, with respect to trust material, the focus is on traditional trust doctrines, with the more salient California doctrines discussed where appropriate. California Wills and Trusts has numerous examples throughout, as well as “notes” that are often combinations of comments, examples, and broad questions based on note material. In addition, the analytical material covered in the earlier chapters is supplemented with dedicated problems. All pertinent statutory material is included in the text, so there is no need for a statutory supplement.

The authors bring an interesting blend of backgrounds to the material — Wendel contributes a traditional academic approach and Popovich incorporates his academic experience and hands-on practice in the field. The unique blend of theoretical and practitioner-oriented note material aids student learning and application.​

"I just finished teaching Wills and Trusts using a new book:  Peter Wendel and Robert Popovich California Wills and Trusts: Cases, Statutes, Problems, and Materials. The book comes with a terrific teacher's manual is by far the best casebook I’ve ever used.  Most important, it combines the California Probate Code with the other materials. The students learn the CPC, not the  model code. Thus, they are primed for the bar exam. (Remember the bar tests only the CPC.)  Students also save the cost of buying a separate copy of the CPC — it’s in the casebook. The book is also loaded with wonderful problems, and the teacher’s manual provides the answers in great detail.  I strongly urge all California W&T teachers to use this book. “ — John Osborn, adjunct professor, University of San Francisco School of Law


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