Assistant Professor of Law
Director, Elder Law Clinic
Elizabeth Valentin is a Assistant Professor of Law at New York Law School, where she teaches Legal Practice, Advanced Legal Methods, and Analytic Principles.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Valentin was a partner at Littman Krooks LLP, where for 18 years her practice focused on elder law, special needs planning, and trusts and estates. In the last decade, her practice centered primarily on assisting clients preserve their right of self-determination in the face of disability and advanced age. She continues to work with a number of community groups on legal education and advocacy activities related to law and aging issues, believing access to this information is essential in supporting an individual’s autonomy in decision-making. Professor Valentin co-authored “Elder Law, Special Needs Planning and Will Drafting,” the New York State Bar Association publication which is updated annually. She has been a frequent speaker at continuing legal education events, including several conferences sponsored by the New York County Lawyer’s Association, Private Wealth & Taxation Institute, and the Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section of the New York State Bar Association. Professor Valentin has also taught at CUNY School of Law as an Adjunct Professor and Supervising Attorney, co-teaching the Disability and Aging Justice Clinic.
Professor Valentin is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Section and currently serves as the First District Delegate.