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Elder Law Clinic students learn real-life lessons from client cases

A group of versatile students took on some challenging cases during this semester’s Elder Law Clinic and proved again that Wake Forest University’s law students are bright, caring, and committed. They were undaunted by complex Medicaid rules or tricky family dynamics. The students figured out how to modify their interviewing styles depending on a client’s level of capacity or education. They drafted and redrafted, asked questions, researched the law, and gathered facts.

The Elder Law Clinic students are now more comfortable when it comes to problem-solving for real clients, says Clinic Director Kate Mewhinney.

These stories capture a few of the 75 cases the students handled, with facts changed to protect client confidences.