Faculty at the School of Law
Visiting Assistant Professor Julie Sirrs
Elder Law involves specific legislation that deals with problems of older Americans, and the general law that particularly impacts their lives. With increasing numbers of older Americans, it is important that lawyers be prepared to recognize elder law issues and serve the growing needs of this client group. This course features opportunity for students to do field work with various senior constituencies, to empirically explore solutions to problems of elder citizens, and to help improve the quality of their lives. Evaluation of student performance is based on completion of an empirical project and on oral examination.