About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
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- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Mental Health Law (Fall 2017)
- Course Number: LAW-675
- Class Number: 03351
- Instructor: James Preis
Mental Health Law will involve studying many of the important issues at the intersection of law and psychology/psychiatry, both civil and criminal. On the civil side we will look at such issues as the nature of mental illness, civil commitment, right to refuse treatment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. On the criminal side we will look at such issues as the insanity defense, competency to stand trial, and competency to be executed.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: Th 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
- Room Number: Room 12
- Exam: 30 or so paper with an option for getting feedback from Professor Saks on drafts
- Writing Requirement: Yes with submission of the Upper Division Writing Requirement Form.
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: No
- Participation: Points may be awarded
- Enrollment Limitation: 13 students
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