Professor Nina Kohn Publishes Second Edition of Elder Law
Elder Law: Practice, Policy, and Problems—an essential casebook by Professor Nina Kohn—is now in its second edition.
Designed with the teacher and learner in mind, Elder Law combines a client-focused approach with in-depth discussions of elder law-related policy issues. Designed to be simultaneously practical and theoretical, it provides students with specific legal knowledge and a conceptual framework for understanding key issues facing older adults and the attorneys who represent them.
Kohn frames a series of primary materials including cases, statutes, regulations, and sample documents, as well as excerpts from articles designed to stimulate student thinking and discussion.
Problems and hypothetical exercises—many of which relate to client counseling—ask students to imagine themselves in the role of the elder law attorney and to describe how they would handle various scenarios, such as a client meeting.
New to the Second Edition
Comprehensive updates that capture changes in law and policy:
- Nursing home regulations
- New developments in guardianship law
- Emerging cases on age discrimination in hiring
Plus, new coverage of:
- Family caregiving and caregivers’ rights
- “Gray divorce” and its implications for policy design and planning
- Supported decision-making
- Social service interventions that address elder abuse