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School of Law

LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning

Expand Your Advocacy Horizons

The only live, interactive, online LLM in Elder Law and Estate Planning in the U.S., our program offers a unique opportunity for you to take your practice in a new direction or strengthen your expertise to advocate for elders and their families. In this 24-credit program, you will gain an extensive knowledge of and training in a number of diverse areas of law, including wills and trusts, estate and fiduciary administration, income taxation, federal wealth transfer taxation, and the use of various entities and products (particularly trusts and insurance products) in wealth planning and management. The program also develops expertise in social security law, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal and state laws and regulations that directly affect these clients. You can enroll part-time or full-time in the fall or spring.

Why Choose The Online LLM?

A pioneer in live, online Elder Law and Estate Planning education, Western New England University School of Law is accredited by the ABA. Taught live, not asynchronous, by leading experts, our program’s unique online delivery experience makes the LLM available to busy professionals nationwide who are looking to enhance their skills while studying part-time in just two or more years. Students have attended class from Alaska, Hawaii, while serving in the military in Germany, and while traveling in India! A one-year full-time option is also available.

What Will You Study?

The program teaches the practical aspects of drafting estate plans, administering the settlement of estates, and representing elderly clients and families. In your final project, you will create a complex plan and develop your own set of planning documents. The in-depth knowledge gained from this experience will help you distinguish your practice and help you to inform and educate your clients on a very personal level.

73 Million Reasons to Grow Your Practice

The aging of the population provides unprecedented need for informed advisors who can help individuals and families navigate healthcare legal issues, provide for special needs children, and plan for the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history. According to the Insured Retirement Institute, Baby Boomers will retire at a rate of 10,000 per day through at least 2030, when almost 73 million Americans, comprising more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, will be age 65 or older.

Expert Faculty

You will receive personalized attention from our stellar faculty who are recognized experts in Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Special Needs, including current and past presidents of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the National Elder Law Foundation.

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