Bernard Faller, who will be teaching Elder Law in the Spring 2013 term, asked that the following be circulated to students in advance of registration.
Elder Law is a practical course on dealing with older folks in the vastly empty field of elder care law in Kentucky. Understanding how to work with older people will be relevant in almost all areas of law. Aging baby boomers are the largest demographic in our society and will remain so for several decades. Attorneys will interact with this huge group as clients, and as their children.
Some of the topics covered will be an overview of the field of elder law, legal documents for older folks, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's benefits, living arrangements, health care decision making, ethical issues, guardianship, trusts, probate, understanding insurance and financial documents, and how to interview prospective clients. The last class will be the business of running a business. Whether you become a business owner or an employee, you should understand how a firm generates business, good business practices and how an employer determines your value to the firm and thus, compensation.
Bernard Faller is the founder and managing partner of Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, Kentucky's largest pure elder law firm. He will be assisted in some classes by Misty Clark Vantrease and Kelly Gannott. All three were classmates in the Brandeis class of 2001. Rhoda Faller, spouse, an attorney since 1978, will also assist in one class.
If you have further questions about the content of the course, a syllabus and course outline are available from the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The Spring 2013 offering of Psychiatry, Mental Health and the Law is being offered as a two-hour course with a final exam, not as a writing seminar. The course will not satisfy the upper division writing requirement. The final exam for the course will be held at 6pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Professor Mark Rothstein asked that the following be circulated to the student body regarding the Bioethics seminar being offered in the Spring 2013 semester:
Bioethics considers numerous interesting and contentious issues -- and law plays an important part in virtually all of them. This seminar, which satisfies the seminar, writing, and perspectives requirements, will address the following issues: research ethics, physician-patient relations, informed consent, health privacy, genetics, reproductive health, pediatrics, infectious diseases, public health ethics, emerging biomedical technologies, end-of-life issues, health disparities, and health care reform. There are no prerequisites for the seminar.
For Spring 2013, readings will deal with a variety of contemporary issues in bioethics, including:
1) The threats to informational health privacy of electronic health records
2) The medical and ethical appropriateness of genetic testing in research and clinical settings, including newborn screening and
3) Access to health care and eliminating health disparities in light of the Affordable Care Act, regardless of its fate in 2013.
Students will have an opportunity to explore a range of dynamic and emerging issues in their papers.
All registration materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8. Student must also submit their Employment Card by Thursday, November 8.
If you are submitting any forms, besides the Employment Card, you must attach a purple pre-registration form to your forms. The forms are outside of the Student Records Office.
Attached is a sheet with the registration dates, but you are responsibile for reading all of the registration instrucitons. Current Students, Register, Registration Forms
In the past, students have asked us to let them know, in advance of registration for Spring courses, the law school's plans for summer term course offerings. At this point, the law school anticipates offering at least the following courses during the Summer term of 2013:
Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (formerly Basic Tax) - Core - 4 hours
Women and the Law (Sem) - Perspective - Writing - 2 hours
International Law - Perspective - offered online - 3 hours
Externships - Skills - variable hours
Dept of Public Advocacy
Medical Research - Contracting and Reg. Affairs
Further details about the Summer 2013 term, including a specific schedule, will be made available in the Spring. In general, summer classes are scheduled in the early morning or in the evening, in order to accommodate student work schedules as much as possible. While it is possible that additions may be made to the list of courses above, we will make best efforts not to cancel any of these courses (other than for lack of enrollment). The Summer 2013 academic calendar is available at http://louisville.edu/calendars/academic/jd.html
If you have any questions about the Summer 2013 schedule, please contact Associate Dean Hall.
Sponsor: University of Montana School of Law's Public Land & Resources Law Review and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
General criteria: The Competition is open to students currently enrolled in law school. Any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay may be submitted, including writing submitted for academic credit.
Subject matter: Entries should demonstrate original thought on a question of legal and/or policy significance relating to the symposium topic of the role of public lands and oceans in America's energy future.
Deadline: January 14, 2013
Amount of award: The winning entry will be published in the symposium edition of the Public Land & Resources Law Review in summer of 2013. The winning submissions will receive a $1,000, $500, and $250 cash prize.
Submission information: See the information sheet.