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. 22 No. 1 (2014)


It’s Complicated: Age, Gender, and Lifetime Discrimination against Working Women – the United States and the U.K. as Examples
Susan Bisom-Rapp & Malcolm Sargeant

Governing for Health as the World Grows Older: Healthy Lifespans in Aging Societies
Lawrence O. Gostin & Anna Garsia

Something Old, Something New: Recent Developments in the Enforceability of Agreements to Arbitrate Disputes between Nursing Homes and Their Residents
John R. Schleppenbach

Healthcare Decision-Making for Mentally Incapacitated Incarcerated Individuals
M. Scott Smith, Laura Anne Taylor, & Andrew Wake


The Case for VA Pension Reform: To Better Serve Those That Served, a Look-Back Provision and Additional Improvements Are Needed
Juan D. Mejia

The Public Pension Reform Problem
Honor Moore

A Cell for a Home: Addressing the Crisis of Booming Elder Inmate Populations in State Prisons
Caroline M. Upton