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Preparing for the inevitable can seem like a daunting task, made all the more difficult when you involve family and business concerns. Lawyers have traditionally played a pivotal role in drafting end-of-life documents, establishing trust funds, and arranging advanced directives. With the right set of skills—knowledge of the relevant law and compassionate listening abilities—attorneys can make these very difficult decisions much easier.
Students at Mitchell Hamline who are interested in estate planning can take part in classes, student organizations, and mentoring to make themselves practice-ready upon graduation.
Upper-level estate planning courses
- Elder Law
- Estate & Gift Taxation
- Family Law
- Drafting Wills and Trusts
- Legal Planning Clinic
Course offerings and availability are subject to change.
The practice of estate planning is very closely tied to both family law and tax law. Students may also want to consider coursework from Mitchell Hamline’s Health Law Institute or Center for Law and Business depending on their practice interests.