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Richard George Lonsdorf

Emeritus Professor of Law and Psychiatry

Richard Lonsdorf started teaching at the School of Medicine at Penn in 1952 and joined the Law School faculty seven years later. Lonsdorf taught a wide variety of courses: Law & Psychiatry; Law, Science, Medicine and Tragic Choices; Law, Psychiatry & Medicine; Advanced Family Law; Asylums & Jails; and co-taught Criminal Law, Estate Planning, and Family Law. He has served on numerous mental health boards and on the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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