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Spring 2023

5214 Elder Law - ABSHIRE- 23916

Professor(s): Molly Abshire (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  M  Location: 222 

Course Outline: This course is an Introduction to Elder Law in Texas. It covers the following topics: Elder Abuse, exploitation and neglect, powers of attorney and advance directives, Social Security and retirement planning, disability benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, Long term care insurance, Estate recovery, housing options, Veterans’ benefits, and special needs trusts.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)   The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 05/08 4-6pm  211    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Material

Texas Practice Series Vol. 51 Texas Elder Law

Abshire, Fan-ell, Sitchler, Wright

2022 edition, Thomas Reuters

ISBN 978-1-731-93111-5

Texas Estates Code (any version)

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