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LAW 0730: Elderly Law Project Clinic
Fall 2017 • Section S21

Course Description

This clinic offers students the opportunity to study a variety of statutes which particularly affect senior citizens and to represent clients of the Elderly Law Project. Students may represent clients before an administrative agency in matters involving the application of the Social Security Act and regulations which control social security, supplemental security income (SSI), social security disability, Medicare and Medicaid. Students also prepare legal documents such as wills, living wills and durable powers of attorney. They will advise clients about consumer problems, landlord/tenant matters, financial planning, long-term care, protective services and guardianship. Preparation for each case begins with the "initial intake" and ends with representation which may take the form of a hearing, informal negotiation or the preparation of a legal document. Students also prepare legal documents such as wills, living wills, and durable powers of attorney. They will advise clients about consumer problems, landlord/tenant matters, financial planning, long-term care, protective services and guardianship.


Schedule

Schedule To Be Announced

Additional Time Requirements

Full day Wednesdays. Students are expected to work 8-10 hours a week in addition to the classroom component. Over the course of the semester, this means that each student should log a total of 112-140 hours of practice or work time, not including the classroom component.

Course Details

Instructor
  • Debra Kroll
Credit Hours

3 Credits

Seats/Capacity

8

Course Type
  • Internal Clinic
Course Modality

Clinical

Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills

Registration Info

Registration Notes

Offered in Spring only. Interested students should contact Prof. Kroll.

Pre-Requisites

You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 5028 (Law and Aging)

Book List/Materials

No book purchases are required or recommended for this course.