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.

When Things Come Together

When Things Come Together

Working with the PCJP, Soros fellow Kristen Bell will facilitate implementation of SB 260

Visionary Gift Establishes Judge Hollinger Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Visionary Gift Establishes Judge Hollinger Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

$5 million gift will educate next generation of lawyers

Andrew Guzman Named New Dean of USC Gould

Andrew Guzman Named New Dean of USC Gould

Guzman is professor and associate dean of Berkeley Law

Mentor Lunch

Mentor Lunch

Feb 25, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Fair

72º F

Fair

John Peterson

John Peterson '95
Attorney, Riley Warnock & Jacobson
USC contacts opened the door for every opportunity that I have had in my legal career.