Contact Person: Professor Featherston
Students focusing study in estate planning may elect to pursue an Estate Planning Special Distinction.
The Estate Planning Special Distinction is recognized at graduation and becomes part of the student's permanent transcript. Students must earn a minimum GPA and must also meet the other course requirements.
|LAW 9235||Administration of Estates||2|
|LAW 9132||Administration of Estates Capstone||1|
|LAW 9336||Estate Planning||3|
|LAW 9345||Taxation of Individuals & Family Businesses||3|
|LAW 9332||Wealth Transfers||3|
|LAW 9142||Wealth Transfers Capstone||1|
|Select at least 7 hours from the following:||7|
|Contract Drafting & Negotiation|
|Taxation of Business Entities|
A GPA of 3.3 in all track courses1 (including additional hours as required above) will be required for a student to receive the Special Distinction designation.
If a student has taken more than the minimum number of hours of track courses and a grade in a course that is not required for receipt of the Special Distinction would result in the GPA being below the requirement, that grade need not be included in the GPA calculation. If a grade in a track course that is required for receipt of the Special Distinction causes the GPA to be below the requirement, grades in track courses beyond the number of hours required for the Special Distinction may be included in order to raise the GPA in the track courses.
A student who meets the above requirements for a Special Distinction shall receive that designation only if the faculty determines that the student has made meaningful contributions to the Law School program and that the student is worthy of such distinction in accordance with the traditions, expectations and mission of Baylor Law School.