Mental Health Law


Course Code:
LAW 524
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


This seminar explores topics in mental health law with special emphasis on liberty issues. After a brief introduction to mental disorders, their treatment and the mental health profession, the seminar sessions will explore topics such as: civil commitment, criminal responsibility, competency determinations, and the right to refuse and consent to psychiatric treatment. A research paper is required. Elements used in grading: Final Paper.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Spring

Mental Health Law LAW 524 Section 01 Class #16379

  • 3 Units

Notes: R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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