Grading Basis: Student Option
This survey course will cover many of the current areas of concern in elder law. Topics will include selected legal issues raised for elders in areas such as housing alternatives (including care at home, assisted living and nursing home placements); capacity and substituted decision making; end of life decision making; and access to health care (including Medicare and Medicaid). Ethical considerations will be presented throughout this course. Students will be exposed to the interactive and holistic problem-solving approach of elder law practitioners to the legal and public policy issues presented by clients. A research paper and class participation will be required.