February 21, 2020

Rhode Island

Roger Williams University School of Law (Bristol)

Contact/ Disability Resource Center

Assistant Dean of Students, Lorraine Lalli
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 254-4593
Fax (401) 254-5359


Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic

Students in the Veterans Disability Appeals Field Clinic will do their field work in the offices of Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick, one of the nation’s leading veterans disability law firms, located in downtown Providence.

Course: Mental Health Law: Multidisciplinary Approach

This course is designed to create a cross disciplinary environment where students can explore some of the critical issues that cross the boundaries between law and behavioral health. It will focus on selected topics, exploring each of them from a medical as well as legal perspective. The course will begin with an overview of the mental health system and its history, as well as an outline of the specialized legal environment in which it works. There will then be a series of focus sessions that zoom in on specific issues. There will be three skills workshops providing practical application of the material to common types of psychiatric hearings: civil certification; dangerousness; and competency/diversion. Brown University graduate students in psychiatry and psychology will be registered students in this course.