Concentrations: Estate Planning

Oregon Law’s Estate Planning concentration curriculum merges business, family, and property law into a well-rounded program. Students pursuing a concentration in this area will engage in skills-based learning while broadening their perspective of property law and estate planning in addition to a broad base of areas of law. Between 2008 and 2018, the number of jobs in estate planning is expected to increase by 30% in order to keep up with America’s aging baby boomers, who will want increasing assistance managing their assets. This specialty program is the only one of its kind in Oregon, and prepares students to enter this growing market.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

  • Trusts and Estates I
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Federal Income Tax I
  • Estate Planning

A successful candidate must also satisfactorily complete three of the following courses:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Federal Income Tax II
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Tax Policy

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must also complete an academic research paper of high professional quality concerning the law of trusts and estates or estate planning. The student must receive advance approval of his or her topic.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.