Professor N.E.H. Hull
America is getting older. The Baby Boomers -- the largest demographic population in the nation's history -- is entering the ranks of senior citizens. One of the fastest growing segments of our population is centenarians! The social, medical and economic impact of this demographic picture promises to be far ranging and is already starting to dominate national politics. Legal problems of the elderly are becoming an increasingly important focus of the law.
This course is a hybrid. It is a traditional survey course introducing students to varied topics using a casebook approach combined with a skills course. Students will participate in classroom counseling simulations, drafting and problem-solving exercises. We will meet three times per week [70 minute classes]. In general, two of the three class periods each week will cover the assigned readings for two or three related topics; the third class will be devoted to in- class simulations and exercises or a review of a drafting exercise.
Elder Law is one of the few upper-level courses certified for skills training credit. You will also
receive non-intensive writing credit for drafting exercises and other written assignments. There is
no final exam.
45% Class Attendance & Discussion Participation
55% Skills Exercises & Writing Assignments