|Course Title:||Probate Law|
|Course Number:||PA 2204|
|Credits:||3 semester credits|
|Prerequisites:||PA 1102 – Introduction to Law and Contracts (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent) or permission of the Paralegal Professor.|
|Recommendations:||This course requires the knowledge of legal analysis, the ability to do light legal research based on directions provided by the instructor, and the aptitude to learn how to draft pleadings or legal documents.|
|Catalog Description:||Examines wills, trusts, intestate succession, probate proceedings and estate administration under Minnesota Law. Provides an overview of relevant federal and state tax law as it pertains to estates. Provides practical experience in drafting estate, probate and tax documents.|
|Course Objectives/ Learning Outcomes:||Students will be able to:
Total Semester Hours: 48 Hours
|Course Focus:||To provide students with a basic understanding of estate planning, probate, guardianship/
conservatorships law and procedures. The student will be exposed to the basic requirements of will and trust drafting, estate administration and probate.
|Outcomes Measures:||The student may take exam(s), and complete hands-on written drafting projects such as wills, probate, estate and tax documents. These above measures may use electronic software for their preparation where appropriate.
Grading of assignments and exams may be on a numerical basis. The final grade will be a letter grade (A-F).