Open to: 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th semester students.
6 units: -unit non-GPA class, and 3-unit fieldwork component, graded pass-fail, must be taken concurrently.
Prerequisites: Wills & Trusts; Elder Law (Course prerequisites may be waived with approval by the instructor.) Admission to the Clinic requires consent of the instructor.
Classroom Component: Students must attend an initial “Orientation to MLPS” intensive two-day session before the regular semester begins. Thereafter, a two-hour seminar will meet twice each week, with a focus on developing the substantive expertise and skills necessary to effectively serve this population. Students will be required to submit bimonthly reflection papers on which they will receive written feedback.
Fieldwork Component: Students will represent low-income seniors in estate planning, including planning for long term care. Students will learn transactional lawyering skills such as drafting advance health care directives, executing durable powers of attorney for finances, and drafting simple wills. Additionally, as planning for long term care is a major consideration in estate planning for the elderly; students will advise patients on issues of health insurance and public benefits coverage.
To enroll: Apply on-line using the Common Clinic Application Form.