Review of Reviews: “A Taxonomy of Testamentary Intent,” 25 Geo. Mason L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016)

Review of Reviews: “A Taxonomy of Testamentary Intent,” 25 Geo. Mason L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016)

Mark Glover, assistant professor of law at University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie, Wyo.

It’s a funny phrase, “testamentary intent.” It’s a little like “ATM Machine” or “PIN Number.”

The word “testament” comes to us from Roman law (via the Norman Conquest). A “testamentum” in Roman law, from the word “testari” meaning “to witness or testify,” was a formal “expression of intent” for the disposition of property at death. There were three different methods of executi

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