Skip to main content

Federalizing Principles of Donative Intent and Unanticipated Circumstances

Posted by on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in Articles, Comment, Volume 67, Volume 67, Number 6.


Commentary on Adam J. Hirsch, Disclaimers and Federalism, 67 Vand. L. Rev. 1871 (2014).


Vice Dean, Professor of Law, and Judge Norma L. Shapiro Scholar, Rutgers School of Law–Newark. This Comment was prepared in connection with the Vanderbilt Law Review Symposium on “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer” (February 21, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee). Funding for this Symposium was generously provided by the ACTEC® Foundation. The author is grateful for comments on earlier drafts from Gary Francione, George Thomas, and Stephen Urice.