Mental Health and the Law Agenda
Justice, Ethics, and Interdisciplinary Teaching and Practice: Mental Health and the Law Conference
March 18-19, 2004
Thursday, March 18, 2004
6:30 Reception and Opening Dinner
7:00 Dinner Address
“On the Waters of Oblivion’: Mental Disability on Trial”
Michael L. Perlin, J.D. - Professor of Law, New York Law School
Friday, March 19, 2004
8:30-9:00 Introductory Remarks
John Drobak, J.D. - George Alexander Madill Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; and Karen Tokarz, J.D. - Professor of Law and Director, Clinical Education and ADR Programs, Washington University in St. Louis
9:00-11:00 Keynote Address
“Mental Disability and the Death Penalty - the Implications of Atkins”
James W. Ellis, J.D. - Professor of Law, University of New Mexico
Plenary: Competency and Ethical Considerations
Moderator; Peter A. Joy, J.D. - Professor of Law and Director, Criminal Justice Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis
Lynda E. Frost, Ph.D., J.D. - Associate Director of Mental Health Policy and Law, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University of Texas at Austin, and
Adrienne E. Volenik, J.D. - Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Mental Disabilities Law Clinic, University of Richmond;
Wenona Y. Whitfield, J.D. - Associate Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University;
Maureen Hackett, M.D. - Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Psychiatry.
11:15-12:00 Plenary: Mental Disability and International Human Rights Law
Arlene S. Kanter, J.D. - Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education, Syracuse University; and
Michael L. Perlin, J.D. - Professor of Law, New York Law School.
12:15-2:00 Small Group Working Lunch
2:00-3:15 Plenary: Mental Health Assessments and Interventions in the Juvenile Justice System
Susan L. Brooks, M.A., J.D. - Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University, moderator;
Matthew O. Howard, Ph.D. - Associate Professor/Senior Researcher,
James Herbert Williams, Ph.D. - Associate Dean and E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis;
Michael J. Jenuwine, Ph.D., J.D. - Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director, Child Advocacy Clinic, Indiana University; and
Richard E. Redding, Ph.D., J.D. - Associate Professor of Law and Director, Law and Psychology Program, Villanova University.
3:25-4:45 Plenary: Homelessness, Homeless Courts, and Mental Health Courts
Moderator; Steven Gunn, J.D. - Associate Professor of Law, Civil Justice Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis
Questions & Answers
Jennifer Heggemann, M.S.W. - Director of Social Work, Housing and Homeless Projects, and Ann Lever, J.D. - Director of Managing Attorneys, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri;
Susan McGraugh, J.D. - Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Criminal Clinic, Saint Louis University;
Michelle Geller, L.C.S.W. - Social Service Coordinator, Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic,
Mark J. Heyrman, J.D. - Clinical Professor of Law and Faculty Director of Clinical Programs, The University of Chicago.
4:45-5:00 Access to Justice Awards
Small Group Presenters/Facilitators
Death Penalty Issues: Adults, Juveniles & Competency
Rebecca Nathanson, Ph.D. - James E. Rogers Professor of Education and Law, and
Mary Berkheiser, J.D. - Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Ethical Challenges in Interdisciplinary Teaching and Practice
Susan R. Adams, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Delta State University;
Katherine R. Kruse, J.D. - Associate Professor of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Homelessness, Housing, and Lead Paint Issues
Jane H. Aiken, J.D. - William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law and Director, Civil Justice Clinic, and Beth Martin, M.S. - Engineering and Science Director, Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, Washington University in St. Louis; and Janet Lessem, C.S.W. - Associate Clinical Professor and Social Work Supervisor, Cardozo School of Law.
Mental Health Assessment Issues in the Justice System and Risks of Abuse to Individuals with Mental Disabilities
Jane Barden, A.M. - Social Work Supervisor, Child Advocacy Clinic, Indiana University;
Robin F. Wilson, J.D. - Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina.
Substance Abusing Parents and Dependency Court
Deborah Rugs, Ph.D. - Associate in Research, University of South Florida, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute.
Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Cross Cultural Competence
Carrie Petrucci, Ph.D. - California State University at Long Beach, Department of Social Work.