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James Preis

James Preis

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Telephone: (213) 740-2547
Direct Line: 213-389-2077 ext. 13
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




James Preis is the Executive Director of the Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS), where he is involved in impact litigation, legislative advocacy and public education. As an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law, he teaches courses on Mental Health Law.

With MHAS, Preis has litigated several major cases on behalf of people with mental disabilities, lectured on mental health advocacy issues, and authored books, law review and professional articles on legal issues affecting people with mental disabilities. MHAS, which is sponsored by the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations and the Mental Health Association in California, is a private, non-profit organization providing free legal services to people with mental and developmental disabilities.

Preis received a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from USC Gould.

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The New York Times
December 14, 2017
Re: Abby K. Wood

Abby Wood was quoted about the standard of acceptable behavior established by the Democratic Party. “I’m struck by where the Democrats drew this line. Suppose they had drawn it somewhere between the allegations against Rep. John Conyers and those against Sen. Franken,” Wood explained. “By requesting retirement from Conyers but continuing to work with Franken, the message would have been that women should simply learn to live with some level of sexual harassment and assault. Instead, they seem to have drawn a bold line: no unwanted touching of any kind is permissible, full stop.”

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