Third annual elder law event great example of community engagement
A Dean’s life is full of events. Some are especially memorable — especially for a law Dean — because they demonstrate the impact a school has in the community it serves most immediately.
Community engagement has become an important part of the School of Law and of the University of Louisville more generally in recent years, and this was very evident at a terrific event I attended in West Louisville, at the Southern Star Baptist Church on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
A group of our students, under the auspices of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Program run by Professor Goldburn Maynard, organized the third annual Elder Law Symposium. The event attracted more than 50 seniors and their friends and family from across the community for a program that featured estate and elder law practitioners, Metro Councilwoman Jessica Green and Judge Denise Brown.
It made me so proud to be associated with a School where faculty and students bring their dedication to serving the community in an important and much-needed way. As Professor Maynard reminded those assembled, the singer Aretha Franklin died without a will — and none of us should do that! The day was a terrific and important event and showed the importance that law has for our individual lives.
Be sure to read another account of the day in this blog post written by Estate Planning and Elder Law research assistant Joe Zurschmiede.