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Clinton Magill Moderates CLE Panel on Gun Violence at MUSC’s 35th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar

December 19, 2018

On December 7, 2018, Clinton Magill moderated the “Gun Violence Panel” at MUSC’s 35th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar.  The Seminar brought together legal and clinical experts to present the latest information on substance abuse and related mental health problems and addressed how the legal system responds to those issues.  Clinton’s panel sought to clarify common misconceptions and complexities of the term “mental illness” and its alleged link to gun violence.  The panel also discussed the existing legal framework governing access to firearms, as well as the feasibility of any potential changes to that framework and other practical matters to consider in addressing the prevalence of gun violence.  The South Carolina Department of Mental Health, Medical University of South Carolina (“MUSC”), and the South Carolina Bar Association co-sponsored this educational event.  Clinton’s panelists were Dr. Jeffrey S. Cluver, M.D., Deputy Chair and Vice Chair for Education & Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and Professor Miller W. Shealy, Professor of Law in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence at the Charleston School of Law.

For more information on the Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar, please click here.