Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAWS 976 Elder Law Clinic



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 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 must also concurrently enroll in the one-credit concurrent seminar to be held following the clinic each week. Students will be selected through the clinic application process in the fall. Prerequisite: Elder Law LAW 664. This clinic/extership is a Restricted Withdrawal Course. See Academic Standard Section 204 and the Clinic and Externship materials for the applicable time restrictions and policies. (Satisfies 3 experiential learning credits)