The Assignment

INHERITANCE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES

This project addresses the discipline-specific student learning objectives of researching and analyzing primary authority applicable to inheritance laws. It allows students to reinforce their knowledge of New York law and practice critical thinking by comparing our state’s laws to the laws of another jurisdiction. It also addresses the practical paralegal skills of researching law firms, appraisers and courts in other jurisdictions. In addition it allows students to practice their use of discipline-specific (“ Bluebook”) citation form.

 This project also addresses general education student learning outcomes including developing and using the tools needed for written, oral and visual communication,  gathering interpreting, evaluating and applying information from a variety of sources, and demonstrating expanded cultural awareness.

 

THE MANY DUE DATES: (to reinforce time management skills)

 

FIRST DUE DATE: By midnight on November 11 (20 points if timely)

Acquire an account in City Tech’s Open Lab and find our Project, “Inheritance Laws of the United States 2015”.  

Here is the url to our project:

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/inheritancelawsfall2015/

 

 

  1. Create a post with the Title being the name of your state.
  2. Add an image of the flag of your state at top the center of your post.  Please copy the image of your state flag from Wikipedia and include a link to the Wikipedia page so we don’t get sued.

 

SECOND DUE DATE: By midnight on November 25 (40 points if timely)

Add to your original post by answering the following questions making certain to number your responses so it is very clear which question you are answering:

 

  1. Using Bluebook citation form, cite to your state’s statute(s) that govern intestate succession in the following three situations.  Explain the law applicable to each fact pattern in your own words and in each case, compare to New York law:

 

  1. If a decedent is survived by a spouse and issue. 
  2. If a decedent is survived by a spouse and no issue. 
  3. If a decedent is survived by no spouse and no issue. 

   MAKE SURE TO EXPLAIN THE LAW IN YOUR OWN WORDS – DO NOT CUT AND PASTE LAWS HERE!

 

  1. Using Bluebook citation form, cite to the statute that provides the age of testamentary capacity in your state.  Compare to New York law.

 

  1. Using Bluebook citation form, cite to the statute that provides the number of witnesses necessary to duly execute a will in your state.  Compare to New York law.

 

 

THIRD DUE DATE:  By midnight, December 2 (40 points if timely)

 

        Add to your original post by answering the following questions making certain to number your responses so it is very clear which question you are answering:

 

  1. Determine the city with the largest population in your state.  Provide a working link to the website of a law firm that specializes in probate/estate planning (aka “trusts and estates”) in that city. Describe your reaction to the website.
  2. Provide a working link to the website of a real estate appraiser in the city with the largest population in your state. Describe your reaction to the website.
  3. Provide the name and address of the court that handles probates in the city with the largest population in your state. Try to add an image of the courthouse if you can find one.
  4. If a student wishes to earn an Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Paralegal Studies (or Legal Assistant Studies) in the city with the largest population in your state, where could they earn such a degree?  Provide a working link to the school’s website.   Is the school ABA approved?  Does it cost more or less than City Tech?  Copy and paste the description of their Estates, Trusts and Wills course, if you can find it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUR STATE:

 

Ally, Naseelah    Florida

Arab,Haifa    Illinois
Chan,Betty     Pennsylvania
Garduno,Kimberly S   Ohio
Gomez De La Rosa,Tarsila  Georgia
Ipadeola,Oluyemi P     North Carolina
Johnson,Javonni K     Michigan
Lamce,Mirlinda     New Jersey
Ramkissoon,Leandra N     Virginia
Rios,Deborah      Massachusetts
Samide,Jessica     Indiana
Waring-yaoda,Nyya T   Tennessee

Ahmed, Tasmin  Alabama

Begum,Amina  South Carolina
Bekir,Olesya   Kentucky
Delgado,Gina   Oregon
Griffin,Tykeyah S  Oklahoma
Guo,Ailin  Connecticut
Motilal,Mellisa      Iowa
Patel,Parth     Mississippi
Ramos,Lizzette S     Arkansas
Smith,Anthony       Utah

Bonamy, Makaala     Kansas

Dawson,Jennifer L      Nebraska
Fisher,Christina C.     West Virginia
Flores Luna,Erica     Hawaii
Haase,Dorothy     Maine
Melgar Sanchez,Ivonne     New Hampshire
Perrier,Paulette E     Rhode Island
Rios,Liza      Montana
Sahni,Jasmeet K     Delaware
Shimunova,Liana     South Dakota
Sobhan,Patricia     North Dakota
Tejada,Rosemary      Alaska
Williams,Cleyon A     Vermont

 

 

 

 

 

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