Date: 3 October 2011 at 2:00 pm
Location: Room 121, Allard Hall
University of British Columbia
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Lecture Title: Elder Law Downunder, the Old and the New
Sue Field is the inaugural New South Wales Trustee and Guardian Fellow in Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney.
Her work involves research, training, education and consultancies in the emerging speciality of Elder Law, including subject areas such as substitute decision-making, guardianship, financial abuse and financial issues associated with aging, estate disputes, and grandparents’ rights.
Ms. Field will be speaking on her experience teaching elder law in Australia, how the undergraduate subject is taught in the faculty of law, why it is so popular, and the consultancies on elder law issues that bring money into the institution. The presentation will also touch on Professor Field’s current research projects, including the Elder Law Review (Australia’s only journal dedicated to elder law), and identify current legal issues affecting older persons and what is being done, and not being done, to address them.
The lecture will be followed by an open house at the new offices of the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, Room 321 Allard Hall.
Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.