Elder Law for MSL

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General Enrollment Course
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MSL Courses - Enrollment is limited to MSL students
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Course Description

This class is only available to MSL students.  JD students are not eligible to enroll.  MSL students will attend selected portions of the seminar sessions of the Elder Law Clinic (10-12 sessions).  The seminar component focuses on issues of capacity in medical treatment, mental health law, estate planning, contractual relations, and property management.  Emphasis will be placed on long term planning, including the interaction of estate planning and medical assistance (Medicaid) eligibility. Additionally, in lieu of client representation, MSL students will research an elder law issue and draft a short research paper on the topic and prepare and make a community presentation on the selected topic and/or create informational materials designed to educate the community on a specific elder law issue.