Professor Pamela Champine
Surveys the role of mental capactiy in the law governing private transactions, including financial matters and personal relationships. The first part covers the law of guardianship. The second part covers the conceptual standards and practical consequences that apply when a party to a private transaction is alleged to lack the mental capacity required by law. Private transactions coverd by the course include contracts, wills and gifts, marriage and other matters in the realm of domestic relations.