Lora Flattum Hamp


Lora Flattum Hamp was awarded the 2002-2003 Borchard Fellowship in Law and Aging. Formerly, she served as a consultant to the National Academy of Science’s Panel to Review Risk and Prevalence of Elder Abuse and Mistreatment. Her research is included in the panel’s report, Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America, published by the National Academy Press (Summer, 2002). Lora has worked as an assistant director of an area agency on aging and has served on the board of directors for the Virginia Association on Aging. She assisted in drafting the National Handbook on Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens, and was awarded the title of “Virginia’s Ambassador for the Aging” by the Virginia Department for the Aging. Currently, Lora serves on the board of directors for the Jefferson Lifelong Learning Institute and is a board member for Daily Living Center, Inc.

As the 2002-2003 Borchard Fellow, Ms. Hamp designed an elder law clinic model, which was implemented as the Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly (ACE) at the University of Virginia School of Law in the fall of 2003. Ms. Hamp served as the ACE Clinic Coordinator until March, 2004. Additionally, she assisted in developing the curriculum for an elder law seminar that has been taught at the University of Virginia School of Law. Finally, while working with colleagues from the fields of law and medicine, she studied various aspects of elder mistreatment and self-neglect.

Ms. Hamp earned her undergraduate degree in chemistry and music from the College of William and Mary, her masters of science degree in gerontology from the Medical College of Virginia, and her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.