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Elder Law

Elective Course

1 Credit(s)
LAW 595

The Elder Law course focuses on the legal issues affecting older Americans, including such topics as elder abuse, asset planning, guardianship, incapacity determination and national policy.  With an increasing number of older Americans, it is important for those who work with the elderly, including attorneys, to understand the needs of this growing client group.  The course will involve class discussion and readings related to these issues.  Evaluation of student performance is based on a take-home examination and class participation.