PUB2 500 Law and Psychiatry (3 credits)

Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)


Public Law 2 : The roles of lawyers and psychiatrists in the handling of the mentally ill within the legal process. Consideration of the civil commitment and criminal commitment processes, insanity and "automatism" defences, the psychiatrist as expert witness, mental illness as a problem in relation to legal capacity. Some sessions will be conducted jointly with members of the psychiatric profession.

Terms: Winter 2018

Instructors: Derek Joaquin Jones (Winter)

  • Restriction: Open to a limited number of students in Law, Psychiatry and Psychology. Not open to students who have taken PUB2 419.