CONCEPT is pleased to be launching a new course by Michael Perlin and Heather Cucolo of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates. Professors Michael Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo will be join CONCEPT in offering a Fall Training course on Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law. This course explores in depth the relationship between mental disability and the criminal trial process. Topics include all aspects of the criminal incompetency status; the insanity defense; institutionalization and release policies that govern the cases of persons found permanently incompetent to stand trial and those found not guilty by reason of insanity; the right of forensic patients to refuse antipsychotic medications; the role of mental disability evidence in other aspects of criminal trial and pre-trial proceedings; sentencing, the death penalty; and the effectiveness of counsel in cases involving defendants with mental disabilities. Class lectures (webinars; recorded for those who can’t attend live) will include a simulated trial of a case involving a criminal defendant with a mental disability.
We limit the number of participants in each Fall Training session to ensure that you have the opportunity to engage in meaningful interaction and discussion with the instructors. This 30-hour training session includes weekly 1.5 hr live webinars with the course instructors and weekly readings from cases selected by Professor Perlin over the course of 10 weeks, beginning October 4th, 2015.
Fall Training Session 2: Mental Disability Law and Criminal Law
Instructors: Micheal Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo
Dates: October 4, 2015- December 12, 2015
Weekly Monday evening live webinar and discussion; recorded for those who can’t attend live