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2021 Law & Psychology Review Virtual Symposium

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

2021 Law & Psychology Review Virtual Symposium 

 50 Years Later: Revisiting Wyatt v. Stickney 

Date: March 19, 2021 

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT 

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In 1970, the landmark Wyatt v. Stickney case emerged out of Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama—establishing nationally influential minimum standards for the treatment of mentally ill and intellectually disabled individuals in institutional settings. To celebrate and reflect on this important case, the Law & Psychology Review will be hosting a virtual symposium from 9 a.m. CT to 12 p.m. CT on Friday, March 19. The symposium, entitled “50 Years Later: Revisiting Wyatt v. Stickney,” will discuss how this case has influenced decades of national policy and explore its continued impact on disability law. 

This symposium will be packed with insights from mental health and disability law experts including Jasmine Harris (UC Davis School of Law), Jennifer Mathis (Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law), and James Tucker who represented the plaintiff in Wyatt and is currently the Director of the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program. The full list of panelists for Revisiting Wyatt v. Stickney can be found here.

Register now to join us on Friday, March 19, as we reflect on Wyatt v. Stickney and its impact on the law and mental healthcare in the United States.