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New Book Co-Authored by Professors Deborah Gordon and Norman Stein Shares Insights on Teaching Trusts and Estates

Professors Deborah Gordon and Norman Stein

July 06, 2017

Experiencing Trusts and Estates,” a book whose co-authors include Professors Deborah Gordon and Norman Stein, offers a fresh approach to teaching trusts and estates law that emphasizes experiential learning.

The book, also co-authored by Alfred Brophy, the Paul and Charlene Jones Chair at the University of Alabama School of Law, and Caryl Yzenbaard, professor emeritus at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase School of Law, was released on June 30 by West Academic Publishing.

Opening chapters of the book focus on strategies for introducing students to issues around planning for incapacity and death and to estate and gift taxes. The remainder of the book covers teaching estate planning for low and moderate income individuals as well as professional responsibility issues that arise in a trusts and estates practice.   Each chapter features notes and questions designed to help lead students through major issues.

Gordon is among the most widely recognized scholars in the trusts and estates field. Her scholarship explores the intersection of language, emotion and gender in inheritance law.

Stein is a leading authority on pension law, employee benefits and tax law who has produced a rich body of scholarship and advanced the development of national policy.