Elder Law Clinic
This clinic is designed to accommodate the schedules of evening students who work full-time or have other full-time daytime responsibilities. Students interview, counsel and draft advance-planning documents for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities, under the supervision of an experienced elder-law attorney.
|Semesters Offered||Fall only|
|Class Meets||M 6:30-9:15|
|Prerequisites||None, although some background in elder law, disability law, and/or a related field is encouraged|
Students receive training in the applicable law and lawyering skills and travel to senior centers, assisted-living facilities, and other locations convenient for seniors in order to meet with clients. Students assist clients with the preparation and execution of simple wills, powers of attorney, and advance health-care directives. Other issues that arise in elder law practice will be discussed, including but not limited to needs-based public benefits (such as Medicaid), probate administration, and special needs trusts.
The clinic seminar meets in the evening and all fieldwork takes place on evenings or weekends. Evening Division students will be given enrollment priority.
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