Elder Law (2210)

This course addresses legal and policy issues impacting older individuals (and their families), including discussion of government benefits (Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income), long-term care (types, contract issues, resident rights, and financial planning), guardianship and conservatorship, planning for incapacity, and health care decisions at the end of life. Also considered will be elder law practice, including the ethical problems frequently faced by lawyers representing older clients and their families. Grades will be assigned based on an examination (either in class or take home) or a paper.

Course Details

  • Credits: 2