Estate Planning Concentration

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. The number of jobs in estate planning is expected to increase in order to keep up with America’s aging baby boomers, who will want further 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, you must satisfactorily complete all of the following courses:

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

You must also satisfactorily complete three (3) of the following courses:

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

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, you must write a high quality professional academic research paper on a topic the law of trusts and estates or estate planning. You must receive advance approval of your 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.

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