American Indian Estate Planning and Probate

Summer Course
Course Number: LAW 595
Credits: 1

This course will focus on the historical policies behind, and the current provisions of, the American Indian Probate Reform Act. In particular, the Act's creation of the first federal Indian probate code, testate and intestate succession rules applicable to federal trust realty and personalty, land consolidation opportunities for individuals and tribes, and tribal probate code development. Additionally, this course will explore estate planning options that individual trust land owners can use to control and distribute their trust lands during their lifetime and through the probate process.