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USC Gould School of Law

Law, Mental Health and Ethics     LAW-798

The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics affiliates focus on an issue at the intersection of mental health law, policy, and ethics from an interdisciplinary perspective. (Other departments may include psychiatry, psychology, social work, neuroscience and philosophy--one student from each.) The class focus changes each year. The students selected will be given the title of “Saks Institute Scholar,” and each will receive a stipend. We will meet as a class infrequently but one-to-one fairly frequently.

Units Units: 2, 3, 4, max 8
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type Paper
Writing Requirement Yes. Each student will write an approximately 35-page paper on the topic of the year.
Skills/Experiential Requirement No
Enrollment Limit By application only. Approximately five law students.

Grading Options: vary with the professor

Note: The class requires a two-semester commitment.

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