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Lawrence W. Waggoner

Lewis M. Simes Professor of Law Emeritus
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1974-


Publications

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Books

  • Restatement of the Law (Third), Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, vol. 3. St. Paul, Minn.: American Law Institute Publishers, 2011.
  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2009-2010 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, 2009.
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  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2008-2009 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, 2008.
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  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2007-2008 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, 2007.
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  • Co-author. California and Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes: Selected Provisions. 2007-2008 ed. E. G. Spitko, co-author. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2007.
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  • Co-author. Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests. 4th ed. G. S. Alexander et al., co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2006.
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  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2005-2006 ed. J. Langbein, co-author. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2005.
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  • Co-author. Estates and Future Interests in a Nutshell. 3rd ed. T. P. Gallanis, co-author. Nutshell Series. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2005. (Previous editions published as: Estate in Land and Future Interests in a Nutshell.)
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  • Co-author. California and Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes: Selected Provisions. 2005-2006 ed. E. G. Spitko, co-author. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2005.
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  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2004-2005 ed. J. Langbein, co-author. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2004.
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  • Co-author. California and Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes: Selected Provisions. 2004-2005 ed. E. G. Spitko, co-author. St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2004.
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  • Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2003-2004 ed. New York: Foundation Press, 2003.
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  • Restatement of the Law (Third), Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, vol. 2. St. Paul, Minn.: American Law Institute Publishers, 2003.
  • Federal Transfer Taxes: Code and Regulations. 2003 ed. New York: Foundation Press, 2003.
  • Co-author. Uniform Trust and Estate Statutes. 2002-2003 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, 2002.
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  • Co-author. Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests. 3rd ed. G. S. Alexander et al., co-authors. University Casebook Series. New York: Foundation Press, 2002.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 2001-2002 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, 2001.
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  • Restatement of the Law (Third), Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, vol. 1. St. Paul, Minn.: American Law Institute Publishers, 1999.
  • Co-author. Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts, and Estates. 3rd ed. D. A. Kahn and J. N. Pennell, co-authors. American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1997.
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  • Co-author. Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests. 2nd ed. G. S. Alexander and M. L. Fellows, co-authors. University Casebook Series. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1997.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 1995 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1995.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 1994 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1994.
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  • Estates in Land and Future Interests in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1993.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 1992 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1992.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 1991 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1991.
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  • Co-author. Family Property Law: Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests. R. V. Wellman et al., co-authors. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1991.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. 1989 ed. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1989.
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  • Co-author. Selected Statutes on Trusts and Estates. J. H. Langbein, co-author. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1987.
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  • Co-author. Palmer's Cases and Materials on Trusts and Succession. 4th ed. R. V. Wellman and O. L. Browder, co-authors. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1983.
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  • Co-author. Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates. 2nd ed. D. A. Kahn, co-author. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1982.
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  • Future Interests in a Nutshell. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1981.
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  • Co-author. Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981: Amended Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code Pertaining to the Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates. D. A. Kahn, co-author. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1981.
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  • Co-author. Family Property Transactions: Future Interests. 3rd ed. O. L. Browder, co-author. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1980.
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  • Co-author. Palmer's Cases and Materials on Trusts and Succession. 3rd ed. R. V. Wellman and O. L. Browder, co-authors. Westbury, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1978.
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  • Co-author. Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates. D. A. Kahn, co-author. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1977.
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  • Co-author. Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations Pertaining to the Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates. D. A. Kahn, co-author. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1976.
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  • Co-author. Editors' Comments to Family Property Settlement: Future Interests. 2nd ed. O. L. Browder and R. V. Wellman, co-authors. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
  • Co-author. Family Property Settlements: Future Interests. 2nd ed. O. L. Browder Jr. and R. V. Wellman, co-authors. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1973. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "Reformulating the Structure of Estates: A Proposal for Legislative Action." In Real Property, by P. Goldstein. Mineola, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1984.
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  • "Reformulating the Structure of Estates: A Proposal for Legislative Action." In Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts and Future Interests, by W. M. McGovern. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1983.
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  • Co-author. "Reformation of Wills on the Ground of Mistake: Change of Direction in American Law?" J.H.Langbein, co-author. In Cases and Materials on Wills, Trusts and Future Interests, by W. M. McGovern. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 1983.
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  • "Federal Taxation of the Assignment of Life Insurance." In 1978 National Insurance Law Service. Canoga Park, Calif.: National Insurance Law Services, 1979.
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Journal Articles

  • "Why I Do Law Reform." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 45, no. 4 (2012): 727-38.
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  • "What's in the Third and Final Volume of the New Restatement of Property that Estate Planners Should Know About." ACTEC L. J. 38, no. 1 (2012): 23-45. (Presented at the 2012 Joseph Trachtman Memorial Lecture.)
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  • Co-author. "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British, 'Taxmageddon' is Coming." D. A. Kahn, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 55, no. 2 (2012): 50-1. (Adaptation of "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British-- 2013 is Coming." D. A. Kahn, co-author. Tax Notes 136, no. 1 (2012): 107-12.)
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  • Co-author. "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British-- 2013 is Coming." D. A. Kahn, co-author. Tax Notes 136, no. 1 (2012): 107-12.
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  • Co-author. "Perpetual Trusts: The Walking Dead" and "Congress Should Effectively Curb GST Exemption for Perpetual Trusts." C. Johnson, co-author. Tax Notes 136, no. 10 (2012): 1215-7.
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  • "Effectively Curbing the GST Exemption for Perpetual Trusts." Tax Notes 135, no. 10 (2012): 1267-72.
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  • "US Perpetual Trusts." Law Q. Rev. 127 (2011): 423-31.
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  • "Message to Congress: Halt the Tax Exemption for Perpetual Trusts." Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions 109 (2010): 23-6.
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  • Co-author. "The UPC Addresses the Class-gift and Intestacy Rights of Children of Assisted Reproduction Technologies."S. F. Kurtz, co-author. ACTEC L. J. 35, no. 1 (2009): 30-7.
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  • "The UPC Authorizes Notarized Wills." ACTEC L. J. 34, no. 2 (2008): 83-7.
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  • "Class Gifts under the Restatement (Third) of Property." Ohio N. U. L. Rev. 33, no. 3 (2007): 993-1012.
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  • "Dick Wellman -- A Personal Remembrance." Ga. L. Rev. 40, no. 4 (2006): 1105-8.
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  • "The Uniform Probate Code's Elective Share: Time for a Reassessment." U. Mich. J. L. Reform 37, no. 1 (2003): 1-37.
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  • Co-author. "Tax Consequences of Assigning Life Insurance - Time for Another Look." D. A. Kahn, co-author. Fla. Tax Rev. 4, no. 5 (1999): 381-416.
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  • "The Uniform Probate Code Extends Antilapse-Type Protection to Poorly Drafted Trusts." Mich. L. Rev. 94, no. 7 (1996): 2309-51.
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  • "Tribute to William F. Fratcher: Marital Property Rights in Transition." Mo. L. Rev. 59, no. 1 (1994): 21-103.
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  • "The Revised Uniform Probate Code." Tr. & Est. 133, no. 5 (1994): 18-31.
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  • Co-author. "The UPC's New Survivorship and Antilapse Provisions." E. C. Halbach, co-author. Alb. L. Rev. 55 (1992): 1091-149.
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  • "Spousal Rights in Our Multiple-Marriage Society: The Revised Uniform Probate Code." Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 26 (1992): 683-774.
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  • Co-author. "Reforming the Law of Gratuitous Transfers: The New Uniform Probate Code." J. H. Langbein, co-author. Alb. L. Rev. 55 (1992): 871-90.
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  • "Marital Property Rights in Transition." Prob. Law. 18 (1992): 1-66.
  • "William J. Pierce." Mich. L. Rev. 89 (1991): 2079-80.
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  • "The Multiple-Marriage Society and Spousal Rights under the Revised Uniform Probate Code." Iowa L. Rev. 76 (1991): 223-72.
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  • "The Uniform Statutory Rule against Perpetuities: The Rationale of the 90-Year Waiting Period." Cornell L. Rev. 73 (1990): 157-68.
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  • "The Uniform Statutory Rule against Perpetuities: Oregon Joins Up." Willamette L. Rev. 26 (1990): 259-73.
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  • "Spousal Probate Rights in a Multiple-Marriage Society." Record Assoc. B. City N. Y. 45 (1990): 339-78.
  • "Wait-and-See: The New American Uniform Act on Perpetuities." Cambridge L. J. 46 (1987): 234-9.
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  • Co-author. "Redesigning the Spouse's Forced Share." J. H. Langbein, co-author. Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 22 (1987): 303-28.
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  • "The Uniform Statutory Rule against Perpetuities." Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 21 (1986): 569-602.
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  • "Perpetuities: A Progress Report on the Draft Uniform Statutory Rule against Perpetuities." Inst. on Est. Plan. 20 (1986): 7.1-7.29.
  • "Perpetuities: A Perspective on Wait-and-See." Colum. L. Rev. 85 (1985): 1714-29.
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  • "A Rejoinder by Professor Waggoner." Colum. L. Rev. 85 (1985): 1739-41.
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  • Co-author. "The Emergence of a General Reformation Doctrine for Wills." J. H. Langbein, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 28, no. 1 (1983): 19-28.
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  • "Perpetuity Reform." Mich. L. Rev. 81 (1983): 1718-85.
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  • "In Re Lattouf's Will and the Presumption of Lifetime Fertility in Perpetuity Law." San Diego L. Rev. 20 (1983): 763-78.
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  • Co-author. "Reformation of Wills on the Ground of Mistake: Change of Direction in American Law?" J. H. Langbein, co-author. U. Pa. L. Rev. 130 (1982): 521-90.
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  • Co-author. "Federal Taxation of the Assignment of Life Insurance." D. A. Kahn, co-author. Duke L. J. 1977 (1977): 941-82.
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  • "Reformulating the Structure of Estates: A Proposal for Legislative Action." Harv. L. Rev. 85, no. 4 (1972): 729-67. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "A Proposed Alternative to the Uniform Probate Code's System for Intestate Distribution Among Descendants." Nw. U. L. Rev. 66, no. 5 (1971): 626-33. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Future Interests Legislation: Implied Conditions of Survivorship and Substitutionary Gifts under the New Illinois 'Anti-Lapse' Provision." U. Ill. L. F. 1969 (1969): 423-41. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Other Publications

  • "Estate Planning Expert Forward." Foreword to Money and Marriage Two: A Narrative Guide to Financial, Estate, and Retirement Planning in a Second Marriage, by J. Fitzpatrick, xvii-xviii. New York: iUniverse, 2004.

Works in Progress & Working Papers

  • Congress Promotes Perpetual Trusts: Why? U of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-015; U of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 349. Working Paper, 2014.
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  • The Creeping Federalization of Wealth-Transfer Law. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Research Paper No. 356; Univ. of Michigan Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-019. Working Paper, 2013.
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  • From Here to Eternity: The Folly of Perpetual Trusts. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 259. University of Michigan Program in Law and Economics Working Paper Series, no. 13-007. Working Paper, 2011.
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  • The Uniform Probate Code's Elective Share: Time for a Reassessment (With an Addendum Reporting on Post-Publication Amendments). U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 208. Working Paper, 2010. (Revised version of article originally published in U. Mich. J. L. Reform 37, no. 1 (2003): 1-37.)
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  • The American Law Institute Proposes Simplifying the Doctrine of Estates. U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 198. Working Paper, 2010.
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  • The American Law Institute Proposes a New Approach to Perpetuities: Limiting the Dead Hand to Two Younger Generations. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 200. Working Paper, 2010.
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  • Curtailing Dead-hand Control: The American Law Institute Declares the Perpetual-Trust Movement Ill Advised. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 199. Working Paper, 2010.
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  • Co-author. Curing Execution Errors and Mistaken Terms in Wills. J. H. Langbein, co-author. U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 207. Working Paper, 2010.
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  • Congress Should Impose a Two-Generation Limit on the GST Exemption: Here's Why. Univ. of Michigan Public Law Working Paper, no. 205. Working Paper, 2010.
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  • Rev. Proc. 2005-24 and the UPC Elective Share. University of Michigan Program in Law and Economics Working Paper Series, no. 05-009. Working Paper, 2005.
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