Mental Health Law (Hybrid Class)

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/14
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1400-1510
  • SL298
01/26/2021 04/29/2021

Course Description

This course will explore some of the major challenges in designing and implementing mental health law and policy in the 21st century. The subjects studied will include emergency mental health interventions and safe and effective responses to persons experiencing mental health crises; reducing access to firearms by people at elevated risk of suicide or violence; criteria for involuntary hospitalization and mandatory outpatient treatment; ethical and legal issues regarding psychiatric medications; assessment of decisional capacity; and use of advance directives in mental health care. To the extent possible, assigned materials and cases studies will focus on current legislative proposals in Virginia and other current policy developments in the United States.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Health Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM