Nina A. Kohn

Visiting Professor of Law

(spring term)


Nina A. Kohn is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is also the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law. Her research focuses on elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity. 

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Nina A. Kohn

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002
A.B., Princeton University, 1999

Courses Taught


  • Aging and the Law: Seminar

Nina A. Kohn is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is also the David M. Levy Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Online Education at Syracuse University College of Law, a faculty affiliate with the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Kohn’s research focuses on elder law and the civil rights of older adults and persons with diminished cognitive capacity. Her articles have addressed family caregiving, supported and surrogate decision-making, financial exploitation of the elderly, vulnerability and discrimination in old age, the practical and constitutional implications of elder abuse legislation, the potential for an elder rights movement, and legal education. She also authored the textbook Elder Law: Practice, Policy & Problems (Aspen 2014). In addition, Kohn has served in a variety of public interest roles, including as Reporter for the Third Revision of the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act.

Kohn clerked for the Honorable Fred I. Parker of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following her clerkship, she was awarded a fellowship by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation to provide direct representation to nursing home residents and frail elders. She is a past recipient of Syracuse University College of Law’s Res Ipsa Loquitur award recognizing excellence in teaching, and Syracuse University’s Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.

She received her J.D., magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University.