Seminar on Mental Health Law Reform - Fall (YR)

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/6
Credits: 2

Course Description

This all-year seminar will explore some of the major challenges of designing and implementing mental health law and policy in the 21st century. Coverage of the seminar will be coordinated with the work of an expert advisory panel chaired by Professor Bonnie for the Virginia General Assembly. Students will review ongoing empirical research and participate in work groups focusing on key topics being addressed by the expert advisory panels and the by General Assembly. Subjects to be studied include procedures and criteria for involuntary hospitalization and mandatory outpatient treatment; impediments to developing and implementing alternatives to emergency departments and acute care hospitalization for persons experiencing mental health crises; diversion of persons with mental illness from the criminal justice system; mental health courts; college mental health; advance directives in mental health care; and roles and responsibilities of federal, state and local governments in delivering mental health services.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: A substantial research paper will be due via EXPO no later than noon on the last day of the SPRING exam period. Grades will be based class participation (15%), participation in work groups, including written assignments (25%), and the research paper (60%).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Mental Health Law Reform (9269)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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