Table 2

Goals and Objectives: Legislative Advocacy Track

    To learn more about psychiatry and the law, including legislative advocacy related to mental health law
    To understand the U.S. legal structure and sources of law
    To become familiar with theories of statutory interpretation and the role of courts in interpreting statutes
    To understand the legislative process
    To understand how medical and legal research may be used to support, refute, or analyze legislative proposals
    To develop research skills using both medical and legal sources
    To define legislative advocacy
    To become familiar with organizations and agencies involved in mental health legislation
    To complete a written project focused on legislative advocacy in mental health law