Caryl Yzenbaard

Caryl Yzenbaard

Caryl Yzenbaard
Professor of Law

Professor of Law

"Full time faculty regularly teach in both the full time and the part time programs. The faculty are approachable and available to meet with students. The staff are friendly and enjoy working with students. Adjunct faculty teach in specialized courses. The students work together. Chase provides a wonderful atmosphere for the study of law."


Professor Yzenbaard received her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan College of Law and her B.A. from Hope College (Holland, Michigan) with majors in Political Science and Latin. She was an associate with the Cincinnati firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister (Cincinnati, Ohio) and with Dykema & Gossett (Detroit, Michigan). Currently, she is an inactive member of the Kentucky and Ohio bar associations.

Professor Yzenbaard has been a member of the Chase faculty since 1975. Professor Yzenbaard visited at The University of Alabama School of Law (Spring 2007 and 2011); at The University of Tennessee School of Law (Summer 2006) and at The Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (Spring 2005). She was presented with the coveted Lukowsky Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1997, 1995, 1993, 1990 and 1982.

Professor Yzenbaard is the author of Bogert and Yzenbaard Trusts and Trustees, 3rd ed (2009) (dealing with constructive trusts). She is also the author of Kentucky Intestacy, Wills and Probate (Thomson West 2004), Residential Real Estate Transactions (Clark Boardman and Callaghan 1991) and Kentucky Real Estate Sales Contracts-with forms (2nd ed Harrison 1995). She wrote two chapters for Thompson on Property, Thomas Edition (Michie 1994), one which discusses Antarctica and the other the US territories. She has also written several law review articles.

Professor Yzenbaard chairs and is a member of the Real Property Drafting Committee for the Multi-State Bar Examination of the National Conference of Bar Examiners. She teaches Property, Modern Real Estate Transactions and Wills and Trusts. Her family includes her husband, a retired partner at Taft, Stettinius, and Hollister; a daughter and son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Boston; and a cat, Echo II.



  • BA, Hope College
  • JD, The University of Michigan Law School

Courses Taught

  • Modern Real Estate Transactions
  • Property I
  • Property II
  • Wills & Trusts


The Law of Trusts and Trustees, §§ 471-510 (West 2009 & Supp. 2014) (with George Bogert)

TRUSTS AND TRUSTEES, Thompson West (2009) section 471-500 (with annual supplements)

KENTUCKY INTESTACY, WILLS AND PROBATE, Thompson West (2004) (with annual supplements)

Kentucky Real Property Law in Review: Three Cases, Taxes, and a Non-Closing, 25 N. KY. L. Rev. 407 (1998) Hein Online  



Drafting the Residential Contract of Sale, 9 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 37 (1984) Hein Online  

Ohio's Beleagurered Entirety Statute, 49 U. Cin. L. Rev. 99 (1980) Hein Online  

The Consumer's Need For Title Registration, 4 N. KY. L. Rev. 253 (1977) Hein Online

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Chair, Real Property Drafting Committee for the Multi State Bar Examination of the National Conference of Bar Examiners

Selected for Presentation, Property Distribution at Death, 2013 Modern Studies in Property Law Conference, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (April 2014)