Winsor Schmidt, Jr., J.D., LL.M.

Winsor Schmidt, Jr., J.D., LL.M.


Endowed Chair in Urban Health Policy

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Winsor C. Schmidt, J.D., LL.M. is the Endowed Chair/Distinguished Scholar in Urban Health Policy, University of Louisville School of Medicine. Professor Schmidt’s publications include the books, Public Guardianship and the Elderly (Ballinger Publishing Company) and Guardianship: Court of Last Resort for the Elderly and Disabled (Carolina Academic Press), as well as over 50 book chapters and articles on health and mental health law and policy issues. His work informs health, social service, and legal professionals, as well as judges and legislators, about the findings, analyses, conclusions, and implications from over 25 years of national and state research on guardianship and protective services for the elderly and disabled. Recent contributions include “Law and Aging: A Mental Health Theory Approach,” in I. Doran (ed.), Theories on Law and Ageing: The Jurisprudence of Elder Law, New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2009). Professor Schmidt also co-authored the book, Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?, Westport, CT: Praeger (2010).

Professor Schmidt’s teaching experience includes graduate courses on medical jurisprudence, forensic psychiatry, health law and policy, mental health law, aging policy and law, women’s health law and policy, children’s health law and policy, social science in law, and international health law and bioethics. Recent service experience includes the Board of Directors, National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, and the state of Washington’s Certified Professional Guardian Board. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.