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Professor Nina Kohn Named Yale Law's Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law

Posted on Tuesday 7/28/2020
Nina Kohn

Nina A. Kohn, David M. Levy Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Online Education, has been named the Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Elder Law by The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. This new affiliation will allow Kohn to continue to work closely with other scholars at Yale Law School, where she served as a Visiting Professor during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Also a faculty affiliate with the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute and a member of the American Law Institute, Kohn is a leading authority in elder law and the civil rights of older adults. Her research focuses on how the law shapes and responds to the experience of growing older and the needs of older adults.

A prolific writer, Kohn’s work has appeared in diverse forums, including the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, and the Washington Post. She is the author of Elder Law: Practice, Policy, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer, 2nd ed., 2020). She also served as Reporter for the Third Revision of the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act and subsequently testified about guardianship abuse before the US Senate Special Committee on Aging. 

Kohn is active in law reform and public interest work. Her current activities include, among others, Reporter for the Uniform Law Commission’s Study Group on the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act; Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Concluding Provisions Project; and Director of the Aging, Law, and Society Collaborative Research Network.