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[hr-education] New York Law School Online Mental Disability Law Program

2007-07-20 14:33:17

New York Law School Online Mental Disability Law Program

Enhance your value to your organization and clients, and expand your knowledge and skills by learning about one of the fastest-growing and most critical fields of law: mental disability law. The Online Mental Disability Law Program at New York Law School provides you with a unique opportunity to become well-versed in this area and better prepared to work with, or on behalf of, persons with mental disabilities. You may immediately take advantage of this exceptional opportunity by registering now for the fall 2007 semester.

The Online Mental Disability Law Program is the only program of its kind offered by an American Bar Association-approved law school and delivered through the convenience of distance learning. As a student, you'll advance your professional status and legal literacy by learning about the complexities of the law and how court decisions affect the way you handle cases. Courses offered for the 14-week fall 2007 semester are as follows:

* Survey of Mental Disability Law
* Mental Health Issues in Jails and Prisons
* Sex Offenders

Please see the online course descriptions at for more information.

The program was developed by internationally renowned expert Professor Michael L. Perlin, a foremost authority in the field, and is based on his extensive research, teaching, and advocacy in the area of mental disability law. A Professor of Law at New York Law School, Professor Perlin directs the Online Mental Disability Law Program and the International Mental Disability Law Reform Project at the School's Justice Action Center. Previously, he served as Director of the Division of Mental Health Advocacy in the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, and the Deputy Public Defender in charge of the Mercer County New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. He is the author of multiple award-winning publications, including his multi-volume treatise, Mental Disability Law: Civil and Criminal, and his books The Hidden Prejudice: Mental Disability on Trial and The Jurisprudence of the Insanity Defense. With Professor Perlin's extensive experience and his direct involvement in every course, you will receive the highest level of information applicable to your work situation.

Designed to provide a convenient, flexible, and supportive learning environment, the mental disability law program is delivered in a distinct, user-friendly distance learning format that allows you to meet your needs as a busy working professional. The majority of course content is completed online, where you have access to a virtual community of learners. Taught by experienced, distinguished scholars and practitioners, each 14-week course includes:

- weekly lectures available on DVD, presented by leading experts
- weekly reading assignments detailing information on the subjects relevant to your day-to-day success
- weekly meetings in a virtual classroom via chat sessions
- threaded question and answer discussions through message boards
- two day-long weekend seminars, held live at New York Law School, where students meet and network with professors and each other
- personalized email access to the program's faculty and staff

To evaluate your progress throughout the course, you complete a short mid-term writing assignment and a take-home final exam. Plus, you may opt to receive a pass/fail or a letter grade.

The tuition for each course is $1,800.00, which includes access to the course Web site and the 14 video streams of lectures per course. Group discounts are available for 4 or more people. If you are a student at a law school, medical school, or in an undergraduate or graduate program, you may also be eligible to receive credit towards your current degree.

The Online Mental Disability Law Program at New York Law School is a ground-breaking program that meets your needs. Leading experts in the field, the convenience of distance learning, and the authority that comes with legal education from an accredited law school make this program exceptional by any standard. But it is the depth and scope of the content of this program that make it truly extraordinary.

Register now for one or more of these innovative courses. Registration for the fall 2007 semester, which begins on August 20, 2007, is now open through August 13. Simply complete the registration form along with your tuition check, payable to "New York Law School," and send them to my attention:
Liane J. Bass, Esq., Senior Administrator, New York Law School, 57 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013. If you are student seeking course credit towards a degree, please contact me before completing a registration form.

For further information about the Online Mental Disability Law Program at New York Law School, please visit , or contact me with any questions at or 212.431.2125.


Liane J. Bass, Esq. '94
Senior Administrator, Online Mental Disability Law Program New York Law School
57 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013

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