Jones Shares Experiences at Gould School of Law Lecture

On March 11, Professor James T. R. Jones, Professor of Law at the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, spoke on "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy: A Law Professor's Story" at the Gould School of Law of the University of Southern California. Pictured in the photo to the left are Professor Jones and Professor Elyn R. Saks, Associate Dean for Research and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. 

Professor Jones, who has bipolar disorder, wrote "Walking the Tightrope of Bipolar Disorder:  The Secret Life of a Law Professor";  Professor Saks, who has schizophrenia, wrote the acclaimed memoir The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness (2007).  Professors Jones and Saks are the only law professors in the United States publicly to acknowledge having severe mental illnesses. 

This photograph was taken by Kathleen Murphy Jones, Esq. on March 11, 2008 at the Gould School of Law shortly before Professor Jones delivered his talk entitled "Severe Mental Illness in the Academy:  A Law Professor's Story."