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Mental Health Law (Morse)
Fall 2013   LAW 705-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
MW 10:30AM - 11:50AM
Tanenbaum Hall 320

Faculty
Stephen J. Morse

Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society

smorse@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Concentration
Clinical, Practitioner Skills, and Externships
Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties
Criminal Law and Procedure
Family Law
International Corporate and Trade Law
Health Law

Skills Training
Other Professional Skills: analytic thinking and training in the preparation, examination and cross-examination of expert witnesses. Also, training in the analysis of the relevant psychiatric and psychological literatures.

Grading
100% Exam

Exam
Essay,
In Class,
Partial Open Book (course materials and any outlines prepared substantially by the student.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
3.0

This course will cover the theoretical, doctrinal and practical issues in mental health law, with special reference to the criminal context. It will also be of interest to students interested in bioethics, health law, family law, and torts.

Textbooks

"Law and the Mental Health System" by Christopher Slobogin
Edition: Fifth Edition
Publisher: West Law
ISBN: 0-314-1836-4
Required