Elder Law LL.M.

LL.M. graduate describes Stetson's program.

Important Note: The application deadline for the Fall 2011 entering class has been extended to June 15.

As the nation’s elder population rises, so has the need for experts in the specialized field of elder law.

Stetson Law’s Elder Law LL.M. program offers practicing attorneys a convenient online curriculum from which students can advance their legal education without relocating or interrupting their professional careers.

A pioneer in elder law education, Stetson Law has distinctions such as:

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the LL.M. program must have experience working in elder law and a law degree from a U.S. law school or a law school approved by the appropriate authority in a country other than the United States. All applicants must demonstrate strong academic achievement and must be proficient in the English language. ›› More

Curriculum and Program Duration

By taking a full course load, students can complete the requirements for the LL.M. degree within three semesters (fall, spring and fall). Candidates must satisfactorily complete 25 hours of academic credit, and will take no more than three classes per semester. Most classes are three credits. ›› More

Elder Law Faculty

Courses will be taught by talented full-time faculty and adjunct professors. The program is directed by Rebecca Morgan, Boston Asset Management Chair in Elder Law and director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law. A past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Professor Morgan has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has been recognized with numerous national awards for her service for America’s aging population.

Personal attention to student needs is one of the hallmarks of Stetson’s educational philosophy. Our faculty and staff are committed to a supportive environment for academic and professional growth whether the students are participating across the classroom or halfway around the world. ›› More

Three Stetson graduates were elected to leadership positions at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys during its annual meeting in May.


Edwin Boyer ’77 became NAELA’s president-elect on June 1. Also a Stetson adjunct professor, Boyer is a partner in the firm of Boyer and Jackson, which specializes in elder law with an emphasis on guardianship, estate planning and administration, advance directives, end of life issues, nursing home residents’ rights, and elder exploitation.


Catherine Seal LLM ’08  and Amos Goodall LLM ’09 were sworn in as members of the NAELA board of directors. In 2008, Seal earned Stetson’s first LL.M. degree in elder law. She is a senior partner in the Colorado firm of Kirtland & Seal, specializing in elder law, estate planning, and probate and real estate law. Seal authored Colorado Elder Law in the Thomson-West Colorado Practice Series.


Amos Goodall is president and partner of the law firm of Goodall & Yurchak PC in State College, Penn. His practice emphasizes elder law matters, business organization, litigation and planning, as well as real estate litigation. He was certified as an elder law attorney in 2000. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. His community service awards include the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, Centre County Youth Service Bureau R. Paul Campbell Award, IOLTA Board Recognition Award, and the Clearwater Conservancy Award for Thompson Wood Project.