Genevieve Mann teaches primarily in our Clinical Legal Programs where she directs the Elder Law Clinic. Her approach to clinical teaching is to strike the balance between allowing students to take the lead on their cases while also feeling supported as they wrestle with legal, professional, ethical, and client issues. Professor Mann also teaches Elder Law and Trial Advocacy. Prior to joining the faculty full-time, she was an adjunct for eight years while in private practice. She was the Managing Attorney at the Unemployment Law Project in Spokane. Professor Mann previously worked for Powell, Kuznetz & Parker representing employees in cases involving discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment and retaliation. She is admitted to practice in Washington State and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Prior to law school, Prof. Mann received a Master of Social Work from Boston College. She worked as a child welfare mediator and adoption social worker, and was trained in general mediation as well as transformative mediation.
Professor Mann researches and writes in the elder law arena with a focus on reimaging legal tools that sit at the intersection of client self-determination and empowerment. Her article, “It’s Not Ok, Boomer: Preventing Financial Power-of-Attorney Abuse of Elders,” is forthcoming in Maryland Law Review.