MSU College of Law

Joshua Ard

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

J.D., magna cum laude, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Ph. D., University of California, Los Angeles; M.B.A., Eastern Michigan University; B.A., magna cum laude, Rice University

  • Elder Law
    (Formerly DCL 510) The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the unique clients needs of the elder client and their families. The elderly pose a unique risk to abuse and victimization, which, while similar to that of a minor, require a recognition of their status as a legally competent adult. The course will address the most salient issues of an elderly client base: the attorney client relationship; the responsibilities and duties imposed by the durable powers statutes, entitlement programs, housing alternatives, Medicaid planning, abuse, guardianships, estate planning and family law issues.