Elder Law Seminar

SLN #: 87311
Course Prefix: LAW-707
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Stanton

Course Description:
In the Elder Law course we will look at legal and policy questions related to aging individuals and an older society. Older Americans face an increasing number of legal questions involving entitlement to public benefits, protection of property, interests, utilization of medical resources, health care decision-making and interaction with legal and financial institutions of various sorts. Topics that will be covered include age discrimination; family rights and responsibilities; health care decision-making; financing health care (Medicare, Medicaid); housing, guardianship; alternatives to guardianship; income maintenance (social security benefits, pensions, etc.); elder abuse, consumer fraud targeted at older consumers. Ethical issues in dealing with older clients in both public interest law and private practice will be considered.

All students do a brief class presentation and have a take home final; those who choose to write a paper can earn the 3rd credit.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Option for 3rd credit
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: All students do a brief class presentation, paper is optional for the 3rd credit.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Seminar attendance and participation is required.

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.