Online Program in Mental Disability Law

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Now New York Law School offers an array of six online courses:

  • - Survey of Mental Disability Law,
  • - The Americans with Disabilities Act: Law, Policy and Practice,
  • - International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law,
  • - Lawyering Skills for the Representation of Persons with Mental Disabilities,
  • - Competency and the Civil Law: Domestic Relations, Contracts, Trusts, Estates, Wills & Guardianships,
  • - Mental Disability Issues in Jails and Prisons.

See more on The Changing World of Mental Disability Law:


Mental disability law is one of the most rapidly growing, and least understood, areas of the law. Interpretations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Patients’ Bills of Rights, and of terms such as “dangerousness”, “risk assessment” and “the least restrictive alternative”, are confounding mental health and legal professionals. Issues regarding the civil rights of homeless persons, sexually violent predators, outpatient commitment, and persons committed to institutions are hotly debated in courts and communities alike. All aspects of the criminal law as it applies to persons with mental disabilities are constantly being reinterpreted. Attorneys representing persons with mental disabilities must master complex lawyering skills. And the relationship between mental disability law and human rights law–both in the U.S. and around the world–is now being subjected to intense scrutiny.

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