Professor Kate Mewhinney

Brief Biography

Clinical Professor Kate Mewhinney has been a member of the Wake Forest University School of Law faculty since 1991. She directs The Elder Law Clinic, in which upper level law students represent actual clients in a variety of matters. The case load includes guardianships, Medicaid advice, consumer debt issues, breach of fiduciary duty litigation, and basic estate planning. Mewhinney also developed a course on comparative law and aging, which she taught three times in Venice, Italy. Her other activities include: North Carolina Bar Association, Elder Law Section, Chair (2003-4); Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, since 1995; certified North Carolina Superior Court Mediator; Chair, Elder Law committee of the Board of Legal specialization of the N.C. State Bar; Association of American Law Schools, Chair of the Section on Aging and the Law, 2007; Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - NAELA (1997); NAELA Journal, Board of Editors, 2003 to 2006; National Elder Law Foundation, Board of Directors, 1999 to 2006; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Board of Directors, 1995-1999; American Bar Association, Co-chair, Elder Rights Committee of Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, 1999-2002.

Professor Mewhinney earned a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a B.A. from Tufts University.