Mental Health Law Seminar



SLN #: 15930
Course Prefix: LAW-791
Course Section: 012
Credit Hours: 2/3
Instructor(s): Demaine

Course Description:
This seminar will provide students an opportunity to study a wide range of topics in current and past American mental health law. Topics covered in the seminar may include therapeutic jurisprudence; civil commitment, guardianship, and involuntary treatment; criminal prosecution and sentencing of the mentally ill, including the evaluation and weighing of claims of insanity in the criminal process; employment and housing discrimination on the basis of mental illness; access to social services and benefits by the mentally ill; and the differential treatment of physical versus mental disabilities in American law. Scientific research on the topics of study will be incorporated so that students may understand the interplay between science and law in the mental health context and critically evaluate mental health law and policy.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2/3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Prerequisite: First year of grduate studies
Limited Enrollment Number: 8
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes
Online Course Site: None