AARP and Stetson University College of Law have joined forces to establish an academic journal and conference to focus on international issues of aging and law.
“We are extremely excited to work with AARP. They are well-respected for their policy efforts and internationally recognized for their work on behalf of seniors,” said Stetson Professor Rebecca Morgan, Faculty Chair of Elder and Disability Law and Director of the Center for Excellence in Elder Law.
The agreement between AARP and Stetson lays the groundwork for the new Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy to be published annually in conjunction with a major conference, which will generate conference papers and articles for the journal. The first conference and journal issue are planned for later this year.
“We believe our partnership with AARP will allow us to expand the work we have been doing on elder law issues,” said Morgan. “The conferences and journals will be valuable resources for advocates to world over.”
Stetson Professor James W. Fox Jr. will edit the Journal of International Aging, Law and Policy. “With issues concerning aging likely to be high on the agenda of the international community in the 21st century, the journal will serve as an important forum for emerging international study and development of law and public policy on aging issues,” said Fox.
Stetson’s other plans for its Center for Excellence in Elder Law include a consumer fraud education program clinical programs for students, and continuing legal education programs for practicing attorneys and business professionals.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; engage in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy; assist members in serving their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These include AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; Segunda Juventud, our quarterly newspaper in Spanish; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our Web site, www.aarp.org. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.