Elyn Saks

Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

In 2007 I published a book called The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, recounting my decades-long battle with schizophrenia. As I see it, people with mental illness are largely misunderstood, too often feared, and in need of more legal protection. By "coming out" as one of many high-functioning people with mental illness, I hoped to aid understanding. And through my scholarship about law and psychiatry, I hope to show how law helps people with mental illness engage with the world in an equitable and productive manner. My memoir, and other writing, led to a "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which I plan to use to help spread my message to lawmakers and others in the community.

Law Students Advocate for Human Rights Legislation

Law Students Advocate for Human Rights Legislation

Students travel to Washington, D.C. to address mass atrocities in Sudan and the Congo

Prof. Stone Honored

Prof. Stone Honored

USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

Appealing Visit for 1Ls

Appealing Visit for 1Ls

CA Court of Appeal hears cases at USC Gould

Law Day 2014

Law Day 2014

Apr 18, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Gould Commencement 2014

Gould Commencement 2014

May 16, 2014 at 3:30 PM

USC Gould Reunion 2014

USC Gould Reunion 2014

Jun 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM

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Nina Ries

Nina Ries '01
Ries Law Group
The strongest impact USC Gould had on my career is through the loyal Trojan network.