The Perspectives on Mental Disability Law
The Perspectives on Mental Disability Law issue features the scholarship of participants in the International Academy of Law and Mental Health’s 30th Annual Congress which took place in Padua, Italy. Authors include legal practitioners, academics, mental health care advocates, and professionals, discussing a wide array of topics such as the role of counsel in the Protection and Advocacy system, the “framing” of sex offenders in statutes like Megan’s Law, and the ramifications of involuntary commitment on the rights of patients.
- “Equality, I Spoke That Word/As If a Wedding Vow”: Mental Disability Law and How We Treat Marginalized Persons, Michael L. Perlin and John Douard
- Sex Offender as Scapegoat: The Monstrous Other Within, John Douard
- Independent Protection and Advocacy: The Role of Counsel in Institutional Settings, Karen O’Talley
- Involuntary Outpatient Commitment: Some Thoughts on Promoting a Meaningful Dialogue Between Mental Health Advocates and Lawmakers, Henry A. Dlugacz
- Smoke-Free State Psychiatric Facility Grounds: Is Legislation Necessary and Appropriate To Remove Tobacco from these Treatment Settings?, Maureen Hackett