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LAW 5824: Elder Law Lab - 2204

Elder Law Lab
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
Class Schedule:
12:30 pm.
3:00 pm
LAW 118


4 (2 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
Experiential Learning
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
Standard Courses

Additional Information

Students who would like to enroll in this Lab/Clinic must attend one of the mandatory pre-registration clinic informational meetings held each semester. The dates for these meetings are published in advance in the E-docket. Students must sign in at the mandatory meeting in order to verify their attendance. If a student who has not attended one of the mandatory meetings (either this semester or the immediately preceding semester) registers for this Lab/Clinic, that student will be automatically dropped from the class.  A dropped student may attempt to re-register after meeting with the appropriate faculty member; however, there is no guarantee that there will be space in the clinic to allow re-enrollment.    

Grading Details

  Grading is based on client relations, class attendance and participation; written assignments; performance in simulations; and community outreach. Client relations includes: student performance in court, student diligence with respect to client work, and competence in handling live-client casework. Letter grades will be issued.



This course is the clinical companion to the Elder Law Seminar.  Those enrolled in the lab must take the seminar, but the lab is optional for those in the Seminar.  This course offers students who have completed three semesters of law school an opportunity to represent clients and develop practical lawyering skills. Students enrolled in the Clinics are certified to practice law and take primary responsibility for client representation under the supervision of their faculty/supervising attorneys. Client representation will focus on guardianship of older adults and/or disabled adults; estate planning for clients of limited means, including powers of attorney, health care directives Wills and testamentary special needs trusts; and eligibility for government benefits for long term care.

Elder Law Lab