Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 427
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 4
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    The landscape of competency has undergone a significant shift as courts and legislatures have increasingly recognized that definitions of legal competency must be closely tailored to context and have struggled to respect the competing interests at stake in these determinations. This program will explore current, contested issues of competency in criminal and immigration proceedings. Panelists will examine the evolving role of mental capacity in removal proceedings, custodial interrogations, self-representation at criminal trials, and execution. The panel will conclude with a discussion of possible revisions to the competency portions of the mental health standards of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards.


    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Law Offices of John D. Cline

American University, Washington College of Law

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law

Texas A&M University School of Law

George Mason University

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Session Fees
  • [6410] Law and Mental Disability, Co-Sponsored by Criminal Justice, Immigration Law, Disability Law, Law and the Social Sciences, and Law, Medicine and Health Care: $0.00