Course Description

601:606. ELDER LAW (3)

Professor: Hinkle

General Description:

Because the U.S. population is aging, elder law is one of the fastest growing legal specialties. The course will examine a variety of interesting and in some cases politically charged topics including: planning for the possibility of incapacity; obtaining benefits from programs like Medicaid and Medicare; addressing abuse and exploitation; discrimination in employment and medical treatment and counseling the terminally ill client. Students will have the opportunity to draft several key documents.