Speed-Sharing Presentation Session: Teaching Elder Law Topics

Date: Wednesday, June 21st from 1:00 – 1:45 pm EST

1:00 p.m. Eastern, 12:00 p.m. Central; 11:00 a.m. Mountain; 10:00 a.m. Pacific.


Discussion Description:

The AALS Section on Aging and the Law welcomes you to attend a Speed-Sharing Presentation Session on “Teaching Elder Law Topics.” Attendees are welcome to listen and/or share an effective method or two they have used to teach a subject related to elder law. This is an informal session for section members to learn from one another.

Watch Recording Here


Ann Marie Marciarille, Professor of Law at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Ann Marie Marciarille is a professor of law specializing in health care law. Her research interests are in health care regulation and finance with a particular interest in health care reform proposals, large and small.  Before joining UMKC, she had a long career as health law attorney, including 10 years as a health care antitrust prosecutor for the California Attorney General’s office and several years as a legal services attorney specializing in health care matters.

Professor Marciarille is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where her studies were focused on public interest representation.  She also holds a Masters in Theology, specializing in ethics, from Harvard Divinity School.

She has published articles on Medicare reform, Medicaid reform, pharmaceutical pricing, health care finance reform, public health,  and health care provider quality issues. Professor Marciarille taught Health Law, Health Care Reform, Elder Law, Disability Law, and Public Health Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Boalt Hall/Berkeley Law School and Pacific McGeorge School of Law before coming to the UMKC School of Law where she currently teaches Health Law, Health Care Regulation, Organization and Finance, Antitrust, and Civil Procedure.

She is married to Brad DeLong, professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley.  She and her husband have two adult children. She enjoys family; travel; exploring small towns, villages, and ghost towns; and the charm of old houses.


Deborah Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law & Founding Director of the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham University School of Law

Deborah W. Denno, Ph.D., J.D., is the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham Law School. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia, her M.A. from the University of Toronto, her Ph.D. in sociology with a specialty in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was the Managing Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Before joining the Fordham Law faculty in 1991, Professor Denno clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an associate at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett LLP.

At Fordham Law School, Professor Denno’s Neuroscience and Law Center provides evidence-based information to academics, lawyers, and the public about relevant advances in neuroscience to foster scholarship and the use of neuroscience in legal circles. Professor Denno also teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and seminars on topics such as law and neuroscience. She has visited on the faculties of Columbia Law School and Vanderbilt Law School.  She has also been a Visiting Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and a British Academy Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. In addition, Professor Denno serves as an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Revision of the Model Penal Code’s Sexual Assault and Related Offenses Project. In 2016, the Fordham Student Bar Association named Professor Denno Teacher of the Year.

Professor Denno’s scholarship has been widely influential. She has conducted pioneering research on topics such as executions methods, rape law, gender differences, drug offenses, jury decision-making, and the impact of lead poisoning, as well as on criminal law defenses pertaining to insanity, postpartum psychosis, and consciousness. She is often quoted in the media and has appeared on numerous television news reports and documentaries.  Professor Denno’s impact has also carried over to United States Supreme Court cases.


Tara Sklar, Chair-Elect of the Aging and the Law Section, Faculty Director of the Health Law & Policy Program and a Distinguished Public Service Scholar at University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Sklar holds appointments as Associate Director of Telehealth Law & Policy at the Arizona Telemedicine Program in the College of Medicine-Tucson and as a Senior Advisor with Innovations in Healthy Aging at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. She currently serves as a subject matter expert on telehealth legal issues with the Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and with the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Sklar’s teaching and research examine legal, regulatory, and ethical issues that arise in adapting to a diverse aging population, with a particular focus on digital health equity. She teaches courses on Telehealth Law & Policy and Aging Law & Policy at the University of Arizona.



Joan Foley, Chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Aging and the Law Section, Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy and Professor of Legal Process at Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Professor Foley teaches Health Care Law, Legal Process, Legal and Ethics Issues in Medical Malpractice, and American Trial Courts – Theory and Practice in the Federal Courts.  She is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.

Professor Foley received her legal education at the New York University School of Law. After law school, she joined the firm of Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP. From 2000 through 2006, Professor Foley was a partner of that firm in Seattle, Washington. Her practice focused on health law, complex litigation, appellate litigation, and environmental litigation. Professor Foley represented clients in a wide range of cases, including reimbursement litigation, product liability, personal injury, defense litigation, utilities law, and class actions.

Professor Foley joined the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law in 2007. There, she taught first-year and upper division legal writing courses.

Throughout her legal career, Professor Foley has served on a number of boards of professional and non-profit organizations. She is a Board Member of the Federal Bar Association – Eastern District of New York Chapter and a Steering Committee Member of the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project.