LAW 300 Elder Law

3 credits, Fall or Spring (offered as needed)

Provides a practical approach to the legal functions inherent in an elder law 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 elder law 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 elder law plans, ethical considerations for families, and the role of other professionals in elder law planning will also be considered. Legal specialty course (LSC)

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in LAW 114