LAW 300 Elderlaw

3 credits

Provides a practical approach to the legal functions inherent in an elderlaw practice. This course includes an overview of the medical and social issues affecting seniors and their families, particularly advanced health care directives, management of assets, passing assets upon death, federal gift and estate taxes, and long-term care financing. An understanding of the legislation, regulation and policy determinations governing elderlaw issues, presentation and evaluation of planning approaches and tools frequently used in elder law, instruction in the preparation and use of documents necessary to effectuate elderlaw plans, ethical considerations for families, and the role of other professionals in elderlaw planning will also be considered.

Prerequisite(s): LAW 114 (may be taken concurrently)