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Boston University Trusts and Estates Part-Time Lecturer, School of Law in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a part-time lecturer to teach Trusts & Estates during the Spring 2023 semester. The four-credit class is scheduled to meet twice a week, in person, on the BU Law campus.

Trusts & Estates

This course explores the basic law surrounding the disposition of property at death: (1) overview of the estate planning process and the policy considerations regarding inheritance law; (2) the process by which property is distributed in the absence of a will (intestacy); (3) the law of wills, examining challenges to a will, formal requirements for the execution of a valid will, revocation, and construction; (4) will substitutes and planning for incapacity; (5) the law of trusts, including revocable and pour-over trusts, and creditor and beneficiary rights; (6) brief coverage of powers of appointment, perpetuities, spendthrift, and charitable trusts. This course does not address in detail tax-motivated estate planning.

Required Skills

A JD degree, plus deep substantive knowledge and expertise in antitrust law, are required. Prior law school teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to Anna di Robilant, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

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