Linda S. Whitton


Louis and Anna Seegers Professor of Law


J.D., Valparaiso University Law School (1st in Class) (1986)
B.A., Valparaiso University (High Distinction) (1979)

Courses Taught

Elder Law
Praxis I

Representative Scholarship

EVERYDAY LAW FOR SENIORS (Paradigm 2010, 2012) (co-authored with Lawrence A. Frolik).

Understanding Duties and Conflicts of Interest – A Guide for the Honorable Agent, 117 Penn. St. L. Rev. 1037 (2013).

Surrogate Decision-Making Standards for Guardians:  Theory and Reality, 2012 Utah L. Rev. 1491 (co-authored with Lawrence A. Frolik) (prepared as a solicited discussion paper for the Third National Guardianship Summit (Oct. 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah).

The UPC Substituted Judgment/Best Interest Standard for Guardian Decisions—A Proposal for Reform, 45 U. Mich J. L. Reform 739 (2012) (co-authored with Lawrence A. Frolik).

Honors and Professional Activities

Reporter, Uniform Power of Attorney Act
Reporter, Joint Uniform Law Commission/Law Conference of Canada Drafting Committee for the Interjurisdictional Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act
Michael and Dianne Swygert Research Fellow (2010-2012)
Academic Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Delegate to the Third National Guardianship Summit