Strategies and Techniques for Passing the Zambian Bar Exam: Probate and Succession

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485126539
  • 1st Edition
  • 122 Pages
  • 2018

2018 - 1st Edition

R 250.00

About this Publication:

Strategies and Techniques for Passing the Zambian Bar Exam: Probate and Succession draws on the author’s experience of several years as a ‘facilitator and coach’ to students taking the Legal Qualifying Examination (LPQE) at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE).

Strategies and Techniques for Passing the Zambian Bar Exam evaluates the Probate and Succession course, focuses on important aspects of the Intestate Succession Act and the Wills and Administration of Testate Estates Act, and provides various techniques for answering questions and preparing for examinations.

This book will fill a critical gap in an important course which is notorious not only for the dearth of study and reference material, but also for the low pass rate. Although specifically targeted at the LPQE, the techniques provided by the author are of general application and instructive for all law students.

Contents Include:

  • Introduction
  • How the material is delivered
    • Evaluation of the course
    • General conduct
  • Focus areas in the law: the Intestate Succession Act
    • Which law is applicable?
    • Who is to administer the estate under the ISA?
    • How many administrators can be appointed?
    • Duties of an administrator
    • How to administer the estate under the ISA
    • Revocation of letters of administration
    • Summary of the important sections of the ISA 
  • Focus areas in the law: the Wills and Administration of Estate Estates Act
    • Definition of a will
    • Validity of will
    • Alterations and interlineations
    • Who administers a will?
    • How many can administer a will?
    • What happens when no executor was appointed, when the appointed one(s) renounces or when there is a failure of executorship?
    • Duties of an executor/administrator
    • Distribution under a will
    • When particular persons are left out in a will
    • Revoking a will
    • Revival of a revoked will
    • Summary of the important sections
  • Examination question answering techniques
    • The analysis
    • Why and how to identify the main problem in a question
    • Dealing with multiple issue questions
    • Avoiding being personally drawn in
    • Time management
  • Examples of answering examination questions
    • Dealing with ISA questions
    • Dealing with Wills Act questions
    • Dealing with multi-issue questions
  • General techniques to prepare for the examination
    • Past papers and class notes
    • Study groups
    • Consultation with the lecturers
    • Extra tuition
    • Social issues (non-academic)
    • Health tip

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners preparing for their Bar examinations