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Anne Kimberley Dayton

Professor Kim Dayton is a nationally-known expert in the field of elder law. She is a co-author of Advising the Elderly Client (Thomson-West 2d ed.), a four-volume, 39-chapter treatise on elder law and related topics (with Guare, Mezullo, and Wood), and Elder Law: Readings, Cases, and Materials (Lexis-Nexis 2d ed. 2003) and its companion statutory supplement (with Gallanis and Wood). In 1994, Professor Dayton helped to establish the elder law clinic at the University of Kansas, one of the nation's first law school clinics dedicated to serving the needs of elderly clients. She founded the Kansas Elder Law Network, a web-based compendium of resources on elder law, in 1995. In 2003, KELN was renamed the National Elder Law Network, In 2005, Professor Dayton started Elder Law Prof Blog, a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network. Professor Dayton's current research interests include end-of-life issues, financing long term care for the elderly and disabled, and the allocation of health care resources across generations.

Professor Dayton is a 1983 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan. She clerked for the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, then worked as a litigation associate at Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C. from 1984-86. Professor Dayton was Professor of Law at the University of Kansas from 1986 through 2004, when she relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Currently, Professor Dayton is Visiting Professor of Law at the William Mitchell College of Law. In addition to her work on elder law, she has written and lectured in the areas of civil and criminal procedure, intellectual property, and feminist theory.

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