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March 21, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Category: Special Event
Location: Law School Building, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium & Atrium | Map
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Faculty

The symposium, "Forgotten from the Start: The Law's Failing of the Urban Mentally Ill," is sponsored by the Journal of Law in Society in partnership with Wayne Law's Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The symposium will examine the isolation and stigmatization of people with mental illness to shed light on how cultural norms, institutions and administrative structures fail to adequately address the issues. Professor Samuel Bagenstos of Michigan Law School will deliver the morning keynote, and Dr. Patricia Erickson, co-author of Crime, Punishment and Mental Illness: Law and the Behavioral Sciences in Conflict, will deliver the afternoon keynote. Three panels of local experts will focus on different aspects of the treatment of mental illness in our society. To register, email thejournal@wayne.edu.


For more information about this event, please contact Eric Shovein at 313-498-2644 or shoveine@gmail.com.