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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 684 - Elder & Disability Law Clinic II (EDLC II)

Spring 2 Helena Mock Prerequisite(s): LAW 784

Advanced clinical experience in Elder and Disability Law which allows up to four students selected by the Professor who have successfully completed the Elder & Disability Law Clinic I to expand and further refine their research, writing, and advocacy skills through increased autonomy in representation of clients in more complicated legal matters. Students in EDLC II will provide assistance and advocacy in matters involving competency, nursing home issues, and Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other public benefit programs, including service-connected compensation and non-service connected pension benefits from the VA. Students will also gain skills in working with state and local agencies on elder law issues, and in preparing themselves and their clients for legal and administrative hearings. They will hone the acquired knowledge and skills by presenting public seminars or preparing materials on issues important to the elderly community and those with disabilities. Students will be graded on the quality of their work and their ability to represent multiple clients and manage multiple cases. Students may be required to mentor EDLC I students in these skills. This clinic will be taught by Professor Helena Mock and Erin Smith. Weekly times TBD. Graded, 2 credit course. Prerequisite: Elder & Disability Law Clinic I, open to both 2Ls and 3Ls.