Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Grand Salon Section 4
    Floor: First Floor

    Thanks to advances in healthcare, people are living longer. Longevity has legal consequences. People can outlive their family, friends, and finances. Longevity has differing impacts on women, people of color, low-income people, and LGBT individuals. Statistically, women make less money than men and they live longer than men. People of color are less financially secure than most Americans. In the United States, approximately 80 percent of long-term care for older people is provided by family members, such as spouses, children, and other relatives. This places an undue financial burden on families and on low-income persons. LGBT individuals may face conscious and unconscious discrimination when seeking long-term care and other assistance, and they have had historically formed different family structures. This panel will explore the intersection of the legal system and longevity, examining systems that are in place or should be in place to help people plan for living longer.

    Business meeting a program conclusion. 

    Papers from this program will be published in Cleveland State University Law Review.

Session Speakers
SMU Dedman School of Law

Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University

Cleveland State University College of Law

Stetson University College of Law

University of Oregon School of Law

Session Fees
  • [4370] Aging and the Law, Co-Sponsored by Family and Juvenile Law, Minority Groups, Women in Legal Education, and Trusts and Estates - The Legal Consequences of Living a Long Life: The Differential Impact on Marginalized Communities: $0.00