20 Programs in Estate Planning
Estate PlanningAn LLM in Estate Planning is a unique educational experience. The majority of LLM Estate Planning programs explore the areas necessary to the development of a competent estate planner, including the applicable income and wealth transfer tax laws, planning strategies, fiduciary administration, drafting, ethics and the use of technological aids in the planning process.
Top-notch estate planners must acquire not only technical expertise (for example, in tax law, decedents’ estates, employee benefits, and charitable giving), but also the client-relations skills that are essential to this individualized area of practice. LLM in Estate Planning programs include lectures from faculty who are leading experts in the fields and draw on their wealth of practical experience to equip students with the necessary skills.
An LLM in Estate Planning provides students with the tools necessary for the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. In order to qualify for the course, many universities require that all students must have already completed a basic law course in taxation or another related subject. Others require previous experience within the estate planning field.