Michael Perlin reflects on a case he took early on as a public defender that would forever shape his career in mental disability law.
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Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center. He is also the co-founder of Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates. He is also the co-author of Sexuality, Disability, and the Law (2016).