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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

CFP The Legal Consequences of Living a Long Life: The Differential Impact on Marginalized Communities

 Call for Proposals for the Section on Aging program at the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting, which the Section on Women in Legal Education is pleased to co-sponsor: 

The Legal Consequences of Living a Long Life: The Differential Impact on Marginalized Communities

Thanks to advances in health care people are living longer.  Longevity has legal consequences.  People can outlive their family, friends, and finances. Longevity has differing impacts for 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 Americans as a whole. 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 low-income persons. LGBT individuals may face conscious and unconscious discrimination when seeking long-term care and other assistance, and they have historically formed various kinds of 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. Topics might include: paying family caregivers, working conditions of nursing home assistants, and differential patterns of wealth accumulation. This call for paper seeks authors of published or unpublished papers that consider law and longevity. 

Please submit a 1 or 2 page proposal to Naomi Cahn, Secretary of the Section, at ncahn@law.gwu.edu by May 1, 2018. The Executive Committee will review all submissions and select proposals for presentation as a part of our AALS 2019 Program.  Presenters may have the opportunity to publish their paper in the Journal of Health Law and Policy at Cleveland State University. 

The program is co-sponsored by the following sections:  Family and Juvenile Law; Minority Group; Trusts & Estates;  and Women in Legal Education  

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