Winsor Schmidt

Winsor Schmidt
Job Title: 
Distinguished Professor

Areas of research and teaching expertise:


  • Health Policy Development
  • Health Law and Ethics

Research Interests

  • Guardianship
  • Mental health law
  • Health law
  • Elder law
  • Health policy


P. Teaster, W. Schmidt, E. Wood, S. Lawrence & M. Mendiondo, Public Guardianship: In the Best Interests of Incapacitated People?, Praeger Publishers (2010), 262 pp.:

Schmidt, “Proxy Decision-Making: A Legal Perspective,” in Charles Foster, Jonathan Herring and Israel Doron (eds.), The Law and Ethics of Dementia, Oxford: Hart Publishing (2014), pp. 311-327: 

Schmidt, Akinci & Magill, “Study Finds Certified Guardians with Legal Work Experience Are at Greater Risk for Elder Abuse Than Certified Guardians with Other Work Experience,” 7 (2) NAELA Journal 171-197 (Fall 2011) (NAELA is the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys).

Schmidt, “Medicalization of Aging: The Upside and the Downside,” 13 (1) Marquette Elder’s Advisor 55-88 (Fall 2011).

Schmidt, “Guardianship for Vulnerable Adults in North Dakota: Recommendations Regarding Unmet Needs, Statutory Efficacy, and Cost Effectiveness,” 89 (1) North Dakota Law Review 77-142 (2013).