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Summer Session

This year the Seven-Week Session will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Classes begin May 18, 2020 through July 10, 2020. 

Sampling of Courses

LLME 807-51 Elder Law

Tuesday 6:00 pm-7:50 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm-9:50 pm
Professor Margot Parrot 

Course Description:

This course concentrates on the legal problems associated with the elderly and issues of aging. Topics of discussion will include social, psychological, legal, and financial aspects of planning for the elderly. Issues will include Medicare benefits, Medicaid benefits, nursing home institutionalization, social security, and estate planning. 2 credits

LLME 833-51 Life and Estate Planning for Retirement Plans

Monday 6:00 pm-9:40 pm  
Professor Mark Worthington

Course Description:

This course will examine and provide solutions to the problems presented in both lifetime planning and estate planning for traditional and Roth retirement plans such as IRAs, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s.  Areas of discussion will include spousal rights, designation of beneficiaries, rollover options, with a heavy emphasis on the Required Minimum Distribution Rules and naming trusts as death beneficiaries of retirement plans.  Course instruction is newly updated for the SECURE Act which became effective January 1, 2020.  Professor Worthington wrote the Issues Brief submitted to Congress by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys which resulted in the Joint Committee on Taxation redrafting of the Act to preserve lifetime Required Minimum Distribution for Special Needs Trusts. 2 credits