LAW 5283: Mental Health Law

Course Catalog Number: 
5283
Course Credits: 
2
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

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.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
24529
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):
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Class Number:
25696
Term:
Spring 2013-14
Professor(s):