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Rena C. Seplowitz

Professor of Law


A.B., summa cum laude, 1973, Barnard College, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., 1975, Columbia University School of Law. Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar


Contact Info
Email: rseplowitz@tourolaw.edu
Phone: Office: 631-761-7143
Room: 309B
Office Hours:
Faculty Assistant: Faculty Services
631-761-7006
fac-serv@tourolaw.edu
Biography
Admitted to the bars of New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Professor Seplowitz spent a number of years in private practice with the New York City firm of Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler before entering legal education. Publishing mostly in the area of trusts and estates, she is associate editor of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Journal. Professor Seplowitz is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation

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Courses
Property I and II
Trusts & Estates
Intellectual Property


Publications
For Selected Works, click here.
Transfers Prior to Marriage and the Uniform Probate Code’s Redesigned Elective Share -- Why the Partnership is Not Yet Complete, 25 Ind. L. Rev. 1 (1991)

Testamentary Substitutes: Retained Interests. Custodial Accounts and Contractual Transactions ‑ A New Approach, 38 Am. U.L. Rev. 1 (1988) (Co-authored)

Testamentary Substitutes: A Time for Statutory Clarification, 23 Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal 467 (reprinted from Am. U.L. Rev. in substantially similar form) (Co-authored)

Final Offer Arbitration: The Last Word in Public Sector Labor Disputes, 10 Colum. J.L. & Soc. Prob. 526 (1974)

American Bar Association amicus curiae brief for Petitioners, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) (Co-Authored)

Conceptual Separability, Copyright Protection and Aesthetics (draft)

The Validity of Trust and Will Conditions (in progress)

New York’s Missed Opportunity: Protection of the Surviving Spouse and Children (in progress)