Online LLM in Aging & Longevity Law 

Touro Law is launching the first online LLM in Aging and Longevity Law, a new area of practice that addresses the diverse legal challenges and related life contingencies that impact the ever growing and evolving demographic of people aged 50 and over at all income levels.
This 24-credit, online LL.M. will educate legal professionals on core issues in Aging and Longevity Law, encompassing financial planning, ethical issues in representing aging clients, navigating insurance providers and government assistance programs, age discrimination and abuse, neglect and financial exploitation of the elderly. The asynchronous classes allow students to complete work on their own time and the online format makes the program accessible to judges and practicing attorneys across the United States.
Degree Requirements
Classes for this program are held online in asynchronous format, allowing students to access classes and materials at any time and complete the work within a specific timeframe.
The program requires students to complete 24 credits, including 12 credits in three required courses and a 3 credit capstone paper or project. Required courses include Core Issues in Aging and Longevity Law, Estate Planning or Financial Planning for Aging and Incapacity, Ethical Issues in Representing Aging Clients and Their Family Members as well as an Independent Writing Project. Elective courses will complete the other 12 credits.


Per Credit Charge $1,680.00 per credit
Administration Fee $100.00 per semester
Student Activity Fee $60.00 per semester
Technology Fee $150.00 per semester
Graduation Fee $400.00

Course Offerings

The Guardianship Quality Initiative: How to Humanely and competently Litigate Guardianship Matters

  • Geriatric Medicine for Lawyers
  • Core Issues in Aging and Longevity Law
  • The Aging Brain and the Law
  • Advanced Medicaid Planning and Related Litigation on Behalf of Older Clients and/or Their Family Members
  • Life, Estate and Retirement Planning
  • Investigation and Litigation Involving Fraud, Physical Abuse, Neglect and Financial Exploitation of Individuals 55 years of Age and Older
  • Age Discrimination in Housing, Employment, Healthcare and Civil Rights MattersEstate Litigation
  • Ethical Issues for Lawyers and Judges Involving Older Persons with an Emphasis on Individual Autonomy, Bioethics and End of Life Decisions
  • Recognition of and Legal Interventions for Quality of Life Issues that Impact Millions of Americans 50 Years of Age and Older and/or their Loved Ones
  • Familial Relationships, Responsibilities, and Ambiguities
  • Core Issues in Aging and Longevity
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Other Litigation Matters Involving Older Persons
  • Selected Federal and State Public Policy Initiatives to Address Aging & Longevity Issues
  • The Personal Residence: Personal, Financial, Healthcare and Safety Considerations
  • Life, Estate and Retirement PlanningHow Older Persons Access and Pay for Healthcare
  • Geriatric Medicine for Lawyers


Students in this program will benefit from learning from not only experienced practitioners but others in related fields including neurology, medicine and science. Faculty members include:
Robert Abrams - Co-founder and an Executive Partner at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP, a law firm located in Lake Success, New York, with locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Rochester. A nationally recognized expert in Health and Elder Law, Bob has participated in many important matters in courtrooms, boardrooms and other venues. Recognized for his substantive expertise and leadership skills, Bob has been called a “Pillar of Knowledge” and a “National Treasure.” Bob served as Chair of both the Elder and Health Law sections of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
RoseMary Bailly - Rose Mary Bailly is Special Counsel to the Aging Law & Policy Program of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Albany Law School. Ms. Bailly is the author the West’s Practice Commentaries to Article 81, Mental Hygiene Law, and West’s Practice Commentary and Forms to Article 81, Mental Hygiene, and co-author with Barbara Hancock of West’s Practice Commentaries to article 5, title 15 of the General obligations Law, powers of attorney. She is the author of a column on guardianship for Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, a journal on prevention of abuse, mistreatment and neglect. She is the co-author with Elizabeth Loewy, J.D., of FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF THE ELDERLY (Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2007). She is an Associate Editor of, and contributing author to GUARDIANSHIP PRACTICE IN NEW YORK (Robert Abrams, Esq., ed.-in-chief 1997).
Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., - author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is particularly well recognized for his scientific contributions in the areas of neuropsychological theory, dynamic aspects of functional cortical organization, frontal lobes, hemispheric specialization, and memory. His clinical practice includes neuropsychological diagnosis, neurocognitive rehabilitation, and forensic neuropsychology.
Howard Krooks - partner of Elder Law Associates PA with offices throughout Southeast Florida and is Of Counsel to Amoruso & Amoruso, LLP, in Rye Brook, NY. His professional practice is devoted to elder law and trusts and estates matters, including representing seniors and persons with special needs and their families in connection with asset preservation planning, supplemental needs trusts, Medicaid, Medicare, planning for disability, guardianship, wills, trusts and health care planning with advance directives.
Check out the article written by Bob Abrams in the NYSBA Journal
Cover of NYSBA Journal

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