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This guide highlights resources available to University of Wyoming College of Law students in the research of trusts and estates. For more information on resources or access, consult one your friendly law librarians.


Restatement of the Law, Second, Third Trusts, American Law Institute, Reference M-C-4 

Restatement of the Law, Third, Property: Wills & Other Donative Transfers, American Law Institute, Reference M-C-3


Estates, Future Interests, and Powers of Appointment in a Nutshell, Thomas P. Gallanis, Lawrence W. Waggoner,  Reserve KF 605 .W32

Federal Estate and Gift Taxation in a Nutshell, John K. McNulty, Reserve KF 6572 .M34

Introduction to Estate Planning in a Nutshell, Robert J. Lynn, Grayson M.P. McCouch, Reserve KF 750 .L9

Uniform Probate Code and Uniform Trust Code in a Nutshell, Lawrence H. Averill, Jr., Mary F. Radford, Reserve 765 .A98

Wills and Trusts in a Nutshell, Robert L. Mennell, Sherri L. Burr, Reserve KF 755 .Z9 M46


A Lawyer’s Guide to Estate Planning, L. Rush Hunt, Lara Rae Hunt, Treatise Room KF 750 .H85

Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements, Robert P. Wilkins, Treatise Room KF 748.1 .W55

Estate Planning, A. James Casner, Jeffrey N. Pennell, Treatise Room KF 749 .C3

Estate Planning: Forms, Practice and Tax Analysis, Gerald S. Susman, Treatise Room KF 6572 .R59

Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reports, CCH, Treatise Room KF 8572 .A8 F4

Inside Wills and Trusts: What Matters Most and Why, William P. LaPiana, Reserve KF 730 .L35

Page on the Law of Wills, with Estate Planning Forms, Treatise Room KF 755 .P3

Plan your Estate, Denis Clifford, Reserve KF 750.Z9 C59

Planning an Estate: a Guidebook of Principles and Techniques, Harold Weinstock, Treatise Room KF 750 .W43

Principles of Wills, Trusts & Estates, William M. McGovern, Sheldon F. Kurtz, Treatise Room KF 755 .M342

Questions and Answers: Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Elaine Hightower Gagliardi, Reserve KF 6572 .G34

Questions and Answers: Wills, Trusts & Estates, Thomas M. Featherston, Jr., Reserve KF 753 .F43

Scott (and Ascher) on Trusts, Austin Wakeman Scott, William F. Fratcher, Mark L. Ascher, Treatise Room KF 730 .S3

Tax, Estate, and Lifetime Planning for Minors, Carmina Y. D'Aversa, Treatise Room KF 750 .E844

Tax Management – Estate, Gifts & Trusts Portfolios, Reference M-N-10

Trusts & Trustees, George Gleason Bogert, Amy Morris Hess, Treatise Room KF 730 .B63

Understanding Trusts and Estates, Roger W. Anderson, Reserve KF 730 .A8

Wills, Trusts and Estates: Emanuel Law Outlines, Peter Wendel, Reserve KF 755 .W46

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Examples & Explanations, Gerry W. Beyer, Reserve 755 .Z9 B49

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Including Taxation and Future Interests, William M. McGovern, Jr., Sheldon F. Kurtz, Treatise Room KF 755 .M34

For additional trust and estate treatises and ebooks, search within the library catalog which indexes Aspen, Bloomberg BNA, CCH, Lexis, Westlaw, and other titles.

Subscription Databases

Bloomberg Law – Practice Centers → Tax → BNA Portfolios & Analysis → Estates, Gifts and Trusts

Lexis – Type in a keyword search and Filter → Practice Area & Topic → Estate, Gift & Trust Law

Westlaw – Filter by Practice Area → Estate Planning

CALI Lessons

Estate in Fee Tail Lesson Completion Time: 50 minutes, Robert Steinfeld

The Estate System Lesson Completion Time: 3 hours, John Humbach

The Estate System: A Review Lesson Completion Time: 2 hours, John Humbach

The Execution and Revocation of Wills Under the Uniform Probate Code (Based on 1990 UPC & 2008 Amendments) Lesson Completion Time: 1.5 hours, Charles Nelson

The Interpretation of Wills Under the Uniform Probate Code Lesson Completion Time: 1.5 hours, Charles Nelson

Intestate Succession Under the Uniform Probate Code (Based on 2008 Amendments) Lesson Completion Time: 1.5 hours, Charles Nelson

Life Estate Lesson Completion Time: 40 minutes, Robert Steinfeld

Powers of Appointment Lesson Completion Time: 55 minutes, Browne Lewis


Kiplinger’s Complete Legal Pro WILLPower, 2 CD set, Reserve KF 758.1 .K46

Sum & Substance Trusts, Gerry W. Beye, Main Media CD KF 730 .Z9 B49

Sum & Substance Wills & Succession, Gerry W. Beyer, Main Media CD KF 753 .Z9 B49

Sum & Substance Wills & Trusts, Gerry W. Beyer, Main Media CD KF 755 .Z9 B49


Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts, Daniel P. Kapsak, Aaron Lyttle, NBI Reserve KFW 2544 .A75 D72 2011

Estate Administration Procedures:  Why Each Step is Important, Jacob L. Brooks, Kris C. Koski, Jessica Schneider, Michelle Stoll, NBI, Reserve KFW 4344 .B76 2012

Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers, Lynn Boak, Reba D. Epler, NBI, Reserve KFW  KFW 4340 .B63 2013

Estate Planning Pitfalls and Insurance Trusts, Robert H. Leonard, Laurie E. Janack, College of Law, Wyoming KFW 4341 .C65 1997

A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Wyoming, James T. Dinneen, Dan W. Guerttman, John A. Litchty, Cathy Sears, John M. Walker, NBI, Wyoming KFW 4341 .D94 1997

The Probate Process from Start to Finish, Roseann L. Murray, Mario M. Rampulla, Howard V. Scotland, III, NBI, Reserve KFW 4340 .M87 2009

Trusts 101, Daniel P. Kapsak, Aaron Lyttle, NBI, Reserve KFW 4340 .K37 2014

Trusts 101, Marty Oblasser, Tassma A. Powers, Ann M. Rochelle, NBI, Reserve KFW 4340 .O25 2014


There is a wealth of journals with trusts or estates as their focus. The following strategies will get you access to law journals (if you have a specific article in mind) or to a law review index (if you have a topic to search).

If you have a citation in hand, our law library has a number of employment law journals shelved alphabetically on the second floor of the library.  

To review a list of our journal titles, start at our library catalog, select "advanced" search, type in relevant keywords such as "trust," "estate," "probate," or "will."  Under "material type" click on "journal," and select "submit."  Both print and electronic titles will be listed.

HeinOnline may also be used to retrieve law review articles by citation in the law journal library.

If you are starting with a topic, Lexis and Westlaw offer excellent journal indexes specific to trusts and estates. 


Lexis - Type in a keyword search and Filter → Category → Secondary Materials and Filter → Practice Area & Topic → Estate, Gift & Trust Law; limit to Law Reviews and Journals on results page.

Westlaw - All Content → Secondary Sources → By Topic →Estate Planning → All Estate Planning Law Review & Journals