Unit

School Of Law

Elder Law (Juris Doctor)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 201066.1

Discipline: LAW NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Richard Mccullagh


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Whilst Elder Law has been an acknowledged speciality for many years in countries such as Canada and the United States of America, it is only in the last two decades that it has gained recognition in Australia. This unit examines law, theories and issues relevant to an ageing community. The legal issues are examined in a broad social, cultural and ethical context. Issues of legal capacity relevant not only to the law of contracts but also to medical treatment and end of life decisions are considered. Similarly, the law relating to areas of special importance to the elder community such as age discrimination, pensions, retirement villages, wills and estate planning are also discussed.


Courses
2826.1Juris DoctorCURRENT




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