University of Technology Sydney

76093 Elder Law

Requisite(s): 70102 Foundations of Law OR 70120 Legal Method and Research
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Elder law is a rapidly growing area of legal practice. Australia's population is ageing and more people are living longer with chronic illnesses, including dementia and other cognitive impairments. In this subject, students learn about the legal needs and rights of older people, with a focus on health, justice and inclusion in society. Topics include planning for future incapacity, elder abuse, medical decision-making and age discrimination. The subject features practical workshops and expert guest presentations. It invites students to consider and reflect on the role of lawyers in advocating and working collaboratively with older people and other professionals in the area of elder law reform.

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