With the generous support of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation and the Hugh J. and Frank Tamisiea Lecture Fund, the College of Law held a conference on Wealth Transfer Law in Comparative and International Perspective.  The papers were published in the Iowa Law Review.

Presenters and their published papers:

Tamisiea Lecture

Lionel D. Smith
McGill University
Give the People What They Want?: The Onshoring of the Offshore

Panel 1: Comparative and International Perspectives on Succession

Naomi R. Cahn
George Washington University
Revisiting Revocation on Divorce?

David Horton
University of California at Davis
Partial Harmless Error for Wills: Evidence from California

Jeffrey A. Schoenblum
Vanderbilt University
U.S. Conflict of Laws Involving International Estates and Marital Property: A Critical Analysis of Estate of Charania v. Shulman

E. Gary Spitko
Santa Clara University
Intestate Inheritance Rights for Unmarried Committed Partners: Lessons for U.S. Law Reform from the Scottish Experience

Mariusz Zalucki
AFM Krakow University and University of Rzeszow
Attempts to Harmonize the Inheritance Law in Europe: Past, Present, and Future

Panel 2: Comparative and International Perspectives on Trusts and Other Will Substitutes

Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
and Richard L. Kaplan
University of Illinois
Property Transfers to Caregivers: A Comparative Analysis

Paul B. Miller
University of Notre Dame
Regularizing the Trust Protector

S.I. Strong
University of Missouri
The European Succession Regulation and the Arbitration of Trust Disputes

Jamie Glister
University of Cambridge
Lifetime Wealth Transfers and the Equitable Presumptions of Resulting Trust and Gift

Jaume Tarabal Bosch
University of Barcelona
Will-Substitutes in the U.S. and in Spain

Panel 3: Comparative and International Perspectives from Asia

Yun-chien Chang
Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Wealth Transfer Laws in 153 Countries: An Empirical Comparative Law Approach

James Fisher
University of Tokyo
The Trust as Trojan Horse: A Comparative Perspective on Trusts' Role in Japanese Succession Law

Rebecca Lee
University of Hong Kong
The Evolution of the Modern International Trust: Developments and Challenges

Masayuki Tamaruya
Rikkyo University
Japanese Law and the Global Diffusion of Trust and Fiduciary Law

Hang Wu Tang
Singapore Management University
From Waqf, Ancestor Worship to the Rise of the Global Trust: A History of the Use of the Trust as a Vehicle for Wealth Transfer in Singapore