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Elder Law Clinic

The Elder Law Clinic offers student attorneys the opportunity to represent senior citizens, who are one of the fastest growing demographic groups in the United States. Student practice will be governed by the tenets of elder law practice developed by the National Elder Law Foundation and refined by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Student attorneys will further develop core legal skills through representation of elderly clients across a broad range of substantive areas, including

     o   Consumer Protection
     o   Financial Exploitation
     o   Conservatorship
     o   Real property issues
     o   Grandparent adoption
     o   Health care    
     o   Social Security
     o   Wills and advanced directives

Student attorneys also gain practical experience in problem solving, case analysis, transactional practice, administrative advocacy, and litigation in Shelby County General Sessions, Circuit, Chancery, and Probate Courts.

Faculty:  Donna S. Harkness, CELA, Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Elder Law Clinic

Fall 2015 Clinic & Externship Course Application

Faculty and Staff

In-House Clinical Programs

Child & Family Litigation Clinic
Civil Litigation Clinic
Elder Law Clinic
Elder Health Law Advocacy Clinic
Housing Adjudication Clinic
Mediation Clinic
Neighborhood Preservation Clinic
Student Testimonials
Clinic News
Clinic Alumni


Field Placement Descriptions
Objectives and Policies
Externship News
Student Testimonials
Field Supervisor Testimonials
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