Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Phyllis C. Taite has written a review on Robert H. Sitkoff’s recent article entitled, Trusts and Estates: Implementing Freedom of Disposition, 58 St. Louis U.L.J. 643 (Forthcoming, 2014). Provided below is an introduction to the review:
Professor Robert Sitkoff’s article, Trusts and Estates: Implementing Freedom of Disposition, provides practical information and addresses major themes for professors teaching trusts and estates including intestacy, wills, trusts and planning for incapacity. It is a wonderful primer for professors and students new to the area of estates and trusts. For the more seasoned professors, Professor Sitkoff provides policy questions that will certainly provide an opportunity for healthy debates amongst the students. There are only a handful of articles that explicitly address trusts and estates pedagogy; this article does not simply summarize the curriculum, but rather it encourages law faculty to think in a big picture way about the overarching issues. As such, it is an important contribution to the scholarly literature.
For the rest of the favorable review, see Phyllis C. Tate, Teaching Trusts and Estates, JOTWELL, Aug. 8, 2014.
Special thanks to Paul L. Caron (Pepperdine University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.