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.

Program puts Undergrads on Fast Track to Law School

Program puts Undergrads on Fast Track to Law School

The 3+3 program allows select Trojans to complete their undergraduate and law school studies in a total of six years

USC Gould Professor Honored

USC Gould Professor Honored

Ryo wins American Sociological Association award

Banner Year for Law Firm Challenge

Banner Year for Law Firm Challenge

Alumni set record for giving

JD Orientation 2014

JD Orientation 2014

Aug 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Half Century Trojans Luncheon

Half Century Trojans Luncheon

Sep 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

U.S. Supreme Court: A Preview

U.S. Supreme Court: A Preview

Oct 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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Nina Sacks

Nina Sacks '05
Associate, Baker Hostetler
I found my classes to be challenging; they encouraged me to think in an entirely new way.