Elyn Saks Program on October 26 or 27.


University of Southern California Law Professor Elyn R. Saks will be speaking at 7:30 PM on Sunday, October 26 in the Strickler Hall auditorium on the U. of L. Belknap Campus.  The title of her talk is "The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness," the story of a life of tremendous achievement while suffering from severe schizophrenia with a poor prognosis.  She will speak for 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions.  Then, she will autograph copies of her book, which will be on sale outside the auditorium, with a portion of the sale proceeds going to NAMI Louisville, which is paying for her visit to Louisville.  Those who already have copies of her book can also get them autographed.  The talk is free, and parking will be available either in the Speed Museum parking garage for $3 or in surface parking lots for free.  Reservations may be made for Professor Saks' address by calling the NAMI Louisville office at 245-5287, and they are strongly recommended.  Reservations will be held until 7:15 on the night of the speech. 


Professor Saks will repeat her address on Monday, October 27 at 12:00 in Room 275 of the Brandeis School of Law, with the program scheduled to end at 1 PM and book sales and autographing to follow.  Parking will be more of a problem then, but anyone who wishes to attend her free speech on Monday can contact the parking office for assistance.  Reservations are not being taken for the Monday talk.  Courtesy of the Diversity Committee, lunch is being served at the Monday event.

Professor Saks is the 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;  Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine;  and Research Clinical Associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles