The curriculum is taught by Professor Michael L. Perlin and experienced distinguished scholars and practioners including many adjunct faculty with dual degrees (law and psychology, social work, medicine, and other disciplines) and many are graduates of New York Law School.
Michael L. Perlin
Professor of Law and Director of the Online Mental Disability Program
Rutgers, A.B. 1966, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Columbia, J.D. 1969, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (Kent Commentaries, Managing Editor)
Emily Campbell, Adjunct Professor; B.A., 1987, Mercer University; J.D., 1991, University of Nebraska; M.A. 1991 University of Nebraska; Ph.D., 1996, University of Nebraska. Principal: The Campbell Firm PLLC, New York, New York.
Pamela S. Cohen, Adjunct Professor; A.B., 1984, Vassar College; J.D., 1987, Columbia University. Staff attorney, Disability Rights California, Oakland, CA.
Heather Ellis Cucolo, ‘03, Adjunct Professor; B.A. SUNY Binghamton, 1997; J.D., New York Law School. Acting Director, Online Mental Disability Law Program (2012); .former Deputy Public Defender, Division of Mental Health Guardianship Advocacy, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender,.
Bruce David, ’92, Adjunct Professor; B.S., 1982 Fordham University; D.O., 1988, Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine; J.D., 1992, New York Law School. Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Nassau University Medical Center.
Karolina Dehnhard, ’09, Adjunct Professor; B.A., 1997, 1999 M.A., College of St. Elizabeth; New York Law School. Associate, Budd Larner, P.C ., Cranford, NJ.
Deborah Dorfman, ’94, Adjunct Professor; B.A., 1987, UC Berkeley; M.A., 1989, New York University; J.D. 1992, New York Law School. Senior Attorney, Center for Public Representation, Northampton, MA.
Richard Friedman, Adjunct Professor; B.A., 1969, Rutgers University, M.S.W. University of Michigan; J.D. Rutgers University. Managing Attorney/Deputy Public Defender, Division of Mental Health Guardianship Advocacy, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender.
Michele Galietta, Adjunct Professor, B.S., M.A. 1992, M.A. 1994, PhD. 1994, Fordham University. Director of Ph.D. Program in Forensic Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, and associate professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
James Gilson, ’89, Adjunct Professor, B.S. 1985, Adelphi University; J.D. 1989, New York Law School. In-house expert for sexual assault cases throughout New Jersey, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. Attorney, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender.
Sarah Kerr, Adjunct Professor; B.A. 1982, University of Pennsylvania; J.D. 1987, University of Pittsburgh. Attorney, Prisoner’s Rights Project, Legal Aid Society, New York, NY.
Patrick Reilly, Adjunct Professor; B.S., 1967, Fairfield University; M.A., 1969, New York University; Ph.D., 1976, New York University; J.D., 1986, Seton Hall University; Director, Division of Mental Health Advocacy, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender.
Andrea Risoli, ’00, Adjunct Professor; J.D., B.A. 1994, Iona College; J.D., 2000, New York Law School. Sole practitioner, New York.
Lisa Schatz-Vance, ‘97 Adjunct Professor; B.B.A, 1992, The New School for Social Research; J.D., 1997, New York Law School. Executive Director, Senior Citizens Law Office, New Mexico.
David Shapiro, Adjunct Professor; B.A. 1965, Harvard University; M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1972, University of Michigan. Associate Professor of Psychology, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University.
Eva Szeli, Adjunct Professor; 1988, Georgetown University, M.S., 1992, University of Miami, Ph.D., 1994, University of Miami, J.D., 1999, Miami School of Law. Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University.
Karen Owen Talley, ‘95, Adjunct Professor; B.A., 1990, Antioch College, J.D. 1995, New York Law School. Supervising Attorney, Private Counsel Unit, Committee for Public Counsel Services, Mental Health Litigation Division., Boston, MA
Liane Bass, ’94, Senior Administrator, Online Mental Disability Law Program, B.A., Binghamton University; J.D., New York Law School