Paralegal Studies

Elder Law Information


Thank you for your interest in The University of Toledo’s new On-Line Certificate in Elder Law.   This Master’s-level program will help professionals, such as yourself, work with the growing elderly population.  Because it is the only totally on-line Elder Law program from an accredited university anywhere in the country, I’m confident that your completion of the On-Line Certificate in Elder Law will become an important credential in your professional career. 

The curriculum in this exciting new program will cover topics such as:

·         Contemporary legal and ethical issues regarding the elderly;
·         Long-term and hospice care;
·         Guardianship;
·         Housing;
·         Age discrimination;
·         Elder abuse;
·         Estate planning; and
·         End-of-life decision making.

This new program consists of five courses which can be completed – totally on-line – in only two semesters.  The program will begin this Summer Semester – starting May 18th.  Students will take three law courses in the Summer (all taught by attorneys); then the remaining two courses in the Fall Semester (taught by experts in gerontology).  The attached brochure highlights those courses and the dates for both Summer and Fall semesters.

To see a short video regarding this exciting new program, go to:

Because this program is totally on-line, you’ll be happy to know that there is no tuition difference for out-of-state students.  At the expected tuition rate for the next academic year (exclusive of any applicable general fees and textbooks) the cost for this graduate tuition is as follows:

Summer Semester   9 credit hrs. X $434.00 = $3,906
Fall Semester            6 credit hrs. X $434.00 = $2,604

It is not too late to register – the application deadline has been extended to April 30th.  To apply, you should:

·         Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
          or university with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade 
          point average.

·         Have your official transcripts sent directly from the
          college/university you hold your bachelor degree;

·         Submit two letters of recommendation
          (using a separate Recommendation Form for
          each – see attached);

·         Submit a completed online application form. 
          The attached “Screen Shots” will show you
          what you’ll see when you apply.  
          To access the application,go to:  

·         Pay the accompanying application fee of $45.00. 
          Make your check out to the UT College of Graduate Studies. 

Once you receive your Acceptance Letter, you will be approved to register for your Summer courses.  They are:

LGL:6100:011  Legal Issues for the Elderly (Call #34381)
Summer Session I  -  May 18 to June 26, 2009 – 6 weeks)
Instructor:  Professor Michael Spiros, Attorney at Law

 LGL:6200:021  Elder Health Law & Ethical Issues (Call #34382)
Summer Session II – June 29 to August 7, 2009 – 6 weeks
Instructor:  Professor Carol Linker, Attorney at Law

 LGL:6980:031  Guided Study in Elder Law Topics (Call #34383
Summer Session III – June 15 to August 7, 2009 – 8 weeks
Instructor:  Professor Kathleen Reed, Attorney at Law

 PLEASE NOTE:  Because of the late date, to help expedite your admission into the program please have your Official Transcript; Letters of Recommendation (attached to a separate completed Recommendation Form for each letter); and any other materials you would be sending by regular U.S. Mail (such as your application payment), sent to:

Director John Schlageter, Esq.
Department of Legal Specialties
The University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street
Mail Stop #119
Toledo, Ohio 43606

 I look forward to helping you enhance your professional credentials and increase your understanding of important Elder Law issues, through The University of Toledo’s On-Line Certificate in Elder Law.  Don’t delay – classes start May 18th!

Director John Schlageter, Esq.


 Elder Law Brochure

 On-Line Application Screen

 On-Line Recommendation



Last Updated: 7/25/17