Sep 28, 2023  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
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PRLGL 121 - Elder Law

3 credits

This is an introductory course in the growing field of Elder Law, which focuses on the legal and financial implications of aging. Legal areas such as estate planning and probate, age discrimination, durable powers of attorney, right-to-die issues, trusts, disability planning, elder abuse, guardianship, fraud, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are covered. The student learns how legal and social institutions interact with life and death issues. Particular attention is paid to ethical questions and the intersection of law and public policy in defining and meeting the needs of the elderly.

Prerequisites: PRLGL 101 Introduction to Paralegal Studies .