Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWE 976 Elder Law Clinic and Seminar



Course Description

Students in the Elder Law Clinic will represent elders in a range of matters under the supervision of the clinic supervisor. Representation may include planning for incapacity with powers of attorney and heath care proxies, planning for the disposition of property at death via joint ownership, beneficiary designation, and simple Wills, and planning for eligibility for public benefits for long-term care. Students will gain experience in identifying the client and assessing client capacity, two areas of special importance in elder law. Students usually have an opportunity to speak before groups of senior citizens. Students will also gain experience in interviewing and counseling, drafting documents, memoranda and letters, and overseeing the valid execution of documents. Students enrolled in this clinic also attend a weekly seminar. Prerequisite: Elder Law LLME 807. The clinic is open to students who have successfully completed 28 hours of law studies. This clinic is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. A student may not simultaneously enroll in more than one clinic, more than one externship, or a clinic and an externship. (This course satisfies 4 experiential learning credits)