SUSAN STEFAN, J.D.


Books and Articles

  • Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law (Oxford University Press, 2016).

  • Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient: Policy Issues and Legal Requirements (Oxford University Press, 2006).

  • Hollow Promises: Employment Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities (American Psychological Association Press 2002).

  • Unequal Rights: Discrimination Against People with Mental Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (American Psychological Association Press, 2001).

  • “Delusions of Rights: Americans with Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 52 Alabama Law Review 271 (2000) (symposium issue).

  • “The Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Health Law: Issues for the Twenty-first Century,” 10 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 131 (1999) (symposium issue).

  • “You'd Have to Be Crazy to Work Here: Worker Stress, the Abusive Workplace, and Title I of the ADA,” 31 Loyola Law Review 795 (1998) (symposium issue).

  • “The Impact of Law on Women with Diagnoses of Borderline Personality Disorder Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse,” in Levin, Blanch and Jennings, ed., Women's Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective (Sage 1998).

  • “Race, Competence Testing, and Disability Law: A Review of the MacArthur Competence Research,” 2 Psychology, Public Policy and Law 31 (1996).

  • “Reforming the Provision of Mental Health Treatment,” in Cary Moss, ed. Man-Made Medicine: Women's Health, Public Policy, and Reform, Duke University Press (1996).

  • “Issues Relating To Women and Ethnic Minorities in Mental Health Treatment and Law,” in Bruce Sales and Dan Shuman, eds. Law, Mental Health and Mental Disorder, Brooks/Cole (1996).

  • “Dancing in the Sky Without a Parachute: Love and Sex in Mental Institutions,” in Clarence Sundrum, ed., Choice and Autonomy, New York Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled (1994).

  • “The Protection Racket: Violence Against Women, Psychiatric Labelling and Law,” 88 Northwestern University Law Review 1271 (June 1994).

  • “Silencing the Different Voice: Competence, Feminist Theory, and Law,” 47 Univ. of Miami Law Review 763 (1993).

  • “What Constitutes Departure from Professional Judgment?” 17 Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 207 (March/April 1993).

  • “Leaving Civil Rights To The 'Experts': From Deference To Abdication Under The Professional Judgment Standard,” 102 Yale L.J. 639 (1992).

  • “Preventive Commitment: Administrative and Legal Pitfalls in Creating a Coercive Community,” 11 Journal of Health and Human Resources Administration 459 (Spring 1989).

  • “Whose Egg Is It Anyway? Reproductive Rights of Institutionalized, Incarcerated, and Incompetent Women,” 13 NOVA Law Review 405 (1989).

  • “Advocating for Mothers in the Mental Health System,” in Protection And Advocacy For People Who Are Labelled Mentally Ill (Mental Health Law Project 1987).

  • “Preventive Commitment: The Concept and its Pitfalls,” Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, Vol. 11, No. 14 (July-August 1987).

  • “Mothers in the Mental Health System” in Isensee and Tarr-Whelan, eds., The Women's Economic Justice Agenda: Ideas for the States, Washington, D.C.: National Center for Policy Alternatives (1987).

  • “Ill Are Entitled To Rights - And Care,” Editorial, USA Today (March 5, 1987).

  • “The Psychiatric Cure For Homelessness: Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Treatment,” New Physician (December 1986).

  • “The Right To Counsel In Commitment Proceedings,” Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, Vol. 9, No. 3 (May-June 1985).