Nina Kohn Discusses “Surrogate Decision-Making” at Saint Louis University School of Law

Posted on Thursday 10/5/2017

“The New Era of Surrogate Decision-Making” was the subject of Associate Dean for Research and David M. Levy Professor of Law Nina A. Kohn’s public lecture at Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, on Oct. 4, 2017. Kohn was invited to speak as part of the law school’s Health Law Distinguished Speaker Series.  

In her lecture Professor Kohn described the forces that are coming together to disrupt traditional approaches to surrogate decision-making, and shared what a next-generation approach looks like as embodied by the newly adopted Uniform Act governing guardianship and conservatorship. Kohn currently serves as the Reporter for the Third Revision of the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act.

Kohn’s research focuses on elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity. Recent articles address issues such as supported and surrogate decision-making, financial exploitation of the elderly, vulnerability and discrimination in old age, and the practical and constitutional implications of elder abuse legislation. She is the author of Elder Law: Practice, Policy, and Problems (Aspen, 2014).