This Extemship will consider: 1) the doctrines relating to the creation, modification and termination of trusts; 2) the administration of estates and trusts (including investment powers, duty of loyalty, allocation between income and principal, remedies for breach of fiduciary duty and spousal rights); and 3) lifetime and postmortem estate planning for moderate and substantial estates (including exemption trusts, disclaimers, the marital deduction, gifts to minors, life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts and grantor retained trusts).
There will also be a Field component to this Extemship which will consist of interviewing clients at a Senior Center on Manhattan's West Side and drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Health Care Proxies for these clients. During the semester, there will be meetings with clients at the Senior Center and class and individual meetings at the Law School to discuss the estate planning situations and to review drafts of documents prepared by the students. Work will be done in teams of two and each team will interview two clients and will prepare the documents and participate in the execution of the documents.
Requirements and Application Process
To apply, please complete the externship application available through LawNet. The application period is from October 8, 2019 (2PM) to October 17, 2019 (5PM). Prospective applicants may be contacted for an interview once all applications have been submitted.
Any additional questions can be sent to Susan Kraham at [email protected].