Elyn Saks

Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

In 2007 I published a book called The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, recounting my decades-long battle with schizophrenia. As I see it, people with mental illness are largely misunderstood, too often feared, and in need of more legal protection. By "coming out" as one of many high-functioning people with mental illness, I hoped to aid understanding. And through my scholarship about law and psychiatry, I hope to show how law helps people with mental illness engage with the world in an equitable and productive manner. My memoir, and other writing, led to a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which I plan to use to help spread my message to lawmakers and others in the community.

Summer Law & English Program Kicks Off

Summer Law & English Program Kicks Off

Program for international law students enters 12th year

Law Librarian Honored

Law Librarian Honored

Leonette Williams awarded for volunteer service

Orientation 2015

Orientation 2015

Aug 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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