Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mirow on Coke's Tips for Will Drafting

M. C. Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, has posted Coke's Advice on Executing Wills of Land, which also appears in Relations between the Ius Commune and English Law, ed. R.H. Helmholz and V. Piergiovanni ((Genoa: Rubbettino, 2009), 239-245. Here’s the abstract:
This essay explores the advice Edward Coke provided for testators executing wills of land. Coke listed eight suggested practices at the end of his report of Butler and Baker's Case (1591). This list is examined in light of the Statute of Wills (1540) and the Statute of Frauds (1677). Text in English with Italian abstract.
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