LAW 5283: Mental Health Law - 2204

Mental Health Law
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5283
Class Schedule:
Thursday
4:30 pm
6:20 pm
Room:
LAW G13
Professor(s):

Professor

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
2 (0 Contact, 0 Field)
Priority:
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Grading Details

The grade will be based on a final take-home exam.

Description

This course provides an introduction to the laws and issues that affect individuals with mental illness, many of whom find themselves in the criminal or civil justice systems. Emphasis will be on the issues surrounding civil commitment and the emerging use of treatment courts on the criminal side. This will require a review of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health Procedures Act and other state and federal statutes, cases, and regulations. Students will be permitted to attend a session of mental health court.

Mental Health Law