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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

interdisciPlinAry P rtnersHiP tOA Aid seniOrs uc HAstinGs is PArtnerinG WitH {T Seniors (MLPS) begins providing legal individuals, not only in their legal practice butOWcusedl clinicse feOHnciscGAAuntryf trOfl-leOAntrics-fe cAneHsAOediceriucinGMin tThe goal is not only to help patients, but tolegally vulnerable. The way we are trained ingeriatrics, we have no understanding of howlegal advocates can help our patients.”lay the groundwork for ongoing partnershipsbetween doctors and lawyers. “Students arelearning how to partner across disciplines,”says UC Hastings Professor Yvonne Troya,who will direct the clinic. “My hope is theywill become more thoughtful and reflective asPhysicians will nowhe new Medical-Legal Partnership for“These are the frailest adults, the ones weaid to low-income seniors this fall at the UCSFLakeside Senior Center.be able to direct patients who have legalissues to supervised law students workingon-site at the clinic.consider vulnerable from a medical and socialperspective,” says Dr. Helen Kao, assistantprofessor of geriatric medicine at UCSF. “ButFrom left: Dr. Helen Kaoof UCSF and UC HastingsProfessor Yvonne Troya. I had never contemplated what it meant to be in every part of their lives.” DiD YOu median salaries earned by recent graduates. the survey, compiled by Payscale, looked Hastings is among the top schools when it comes touc recently reported thatForbes KnOw? with uc Hastings ranking no. 24.. law schools working in the private sector for five years or less,s.uat graduates from 98 10 fAll 2012


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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