The Elder Law Journal is the oldest scholarly publication in the country dedicated to addressing elder law issues. We are an academic publication published bi-annually by the students of the University of Illinois College of Law.

The Elder Law Journal publishes manuscripts which not only address policy decisions, but also guide practicing attorneys. Thus, the scope of The Elder Law Journal makes it the perfect addition to the libraries of attorneys who advise clients on estate planning, living wills, arrangements for long-term nursing care, qualifying for Medicaid, as well as other areas of law pertinent to the elderly. Additionally, articles in The Elder Law Journal are of interest to scholars and professionals in fields such as social work, gerontology, ethics, and medicine.

Current Issue: Vol. 21 No. 1 (2013)


“Peter Pan” as Public Policy: Should Fifty-Five-Plus Age-Restricted Communities Continue to be Exempt From Civil Rights Laws and Substantive Federal Regulation?
Mark D. Bauer

In Denial: The Role of Law in Preparing for Death 
Barbara A. Noah

Should Social Security and Medicare Be More Market-Based? 
Daniel Shaviro


Medicare and Medical Tourism: Saving Medicare with a Global Approach to Coverage
Jennifer Conley

Nail in the Coffin: Can Elderly Americans Afford to Die? 
Elizabeth Howell Boldt

Is Forty the New Thirty, or Should It Be Under the ADEA? Raising the ADEA Coverage Age in Exchange for “Make-Whole” Pain and Suffering Damages
Allison Van Kampen

Redefining Disability: Increasing Efficiency and Fairness in SSDI
Hannah Weinberger-Divack