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.

Race and Structural Inequality Event, Friday

Race and Structural Inequality Event, Friday

Prof. Daria Roithmayr's “Reproducing Racism" celebrated

Alfred Hoyun Song ’49, LLM ’57, Honored

Alfred Hoyun Song ’49, LLM ’57, Honored

Song was the first Korean-American admitted to the California Bar and to serve in the California State Legislature

De-stigmatizing Mental Illness

De-stigmatizing Mental Illness

Eric McCormack leads discussion on mental health portrayals in the media

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John Peterson

John Peterson '95
Attorney, Riley Warnock & Jacobson
USC contacts opened the door for every opportunity that I have had in my legal career.