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Students Can Expect
The ELC offers students the opportunity to represent clients in teams with the guidance from the professor, performing all of the tasks of a lawyer. Students will learn about the social and financial challenges facing the growing population of seniors and discuss potential policy solutions. The ELC offers students a place to develop skills and learn areas of law such as health care, elder law, family law, administrative law, and general legal practices.
Students Learn To:
- Interview and counsel clients
- Represent clients at administrative proceedings and in court
- Conduct informal advocacy with agencies, health care providers, and family members
- Engage in fact investigations
- Counsel clients on planning for future health care, financial needs
- Conduct legal research and analysis
- Advocate on healthcare and other policy issues
Credits & Requirements
- 1 semester clinic
- 6 credits
- 20-25 hour per week time commitment
- Pre- or Co-Requisites: Professional Responsibility, Elder Law (suggested)