704 Elder Law

This course focuses on the fundamental issues in elder law. The topics range from broad ethical issues (representation, capacity) to an examination of specific laws and practices to assist clients in planning for retirement, possible incapacity, and death. Tax rules governing trusts and estates play important roles in such planning; we will draw on relevant tax laws as needed. Specific topics covered include: special needs trusts and other planning tools for incapacity; guardianships; wills and trusts; Medicare and Medicaid; health care decision-making; long-term care; and social security/income support.

Course Areas of Practice
2014
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

704.01 2 Marie Grant Lukens Th 9:00-10:50 am Room 4046
This course focuses on the fundamental issues in elder law. The topics range from broad ethical issues (representation, capacity) to an examination of specific laws and practices to assist clients in planning for retirement, possible incapacity, and death. Tax rules governing trusts and estates play important roles in such planning; we will draw on relevant tax laws as needed. Specific topics covered include: special needs trusts and other planning tools for incapacity; guardianships; wills and trusts; Medicare and Medicaid; health care decision-making; long-term care; and social security/income support.

Pre/Co-requisites
Trusts and Estates and Health, Law, and Policy are useful (but not required) prerequisites.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2013
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

704.01 2 Marie Grant Lukens Th 1:30-3:20 pm Room 4040
This course focuses on the fundamental issues in elder law. The topics range from broad ethical issues (representation, capacity) to an examination of specific laws and practices to assist clients in planning for retirement, possible incapacity, and death. Tax rules governing trusts and estates play important roles in such planning; we will draw on relevant tax laws as needed. Specific topics covered include: special needs trusts and other planning tools for incapacity; guardianships; wills and trusts; Medicare and Medicaid; health care decision-making; long-term care; and social security/income support.

Pre/Co-requisites
Trusts and Estates and Health, Law, and Policy are useful (but not required) prerequisites.
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2012
Fall 2012
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

704.01 2 Marie Grant Lukens Th 3:00-4:50 pm Th 3:00-4:50 pm Room 4044
This course focuses on the fundamental issues in elder law. The topics range from broad ethical issues (representation, capacity) to an examination of specific laws and practices to assist clients in planning for retirement, possible incapacity, and death. Tax rules governing trusts and estates play important roles in such planning; we will draw on relevant tax laws as needed. Specific topics covered include: special needs trusts and other planning tools for incapacity; guardianships; wills and trusts; Medicare and Medicaid; health care decision-making; long-term care; and social security/income support.

Pre/Co-requisites
Trusts and Estates and Health, Law, and Policy are useful (but not required) prerequisites.
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.