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9 J.C. & U.L. 101 (1982-1983)
Therapeutic Paternalism and the Misuse of Mandatory Psychiatric Withdrawals on Campus

handle is hein.journals/jcolunly9 and id is 113 raw text is: THERAPEUTIC PATERNALISM
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when
Government's purposes are beneficient....
Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S.
438, 479 (1928) (Brandeis, J. dissenting)
An administrative withdrawal procedure at a public college in the
Midwest provides that a student may be summarily removed from cam-
pus for reasons of mental or emotional health if the student's actions,
behavior, or state of mind so recommend.1 A public university on
* B.A. 1968, Lawrence College; M.A. 1970, Wesleyan University; J.D. 1973, Univer-
sity of Illinois. Director of Judicial Programs and Lecturer in General Honors, University of
Maryland at College Park. Fellow, Center for Behavioral Science and Law, University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Law clerk to the late Judge A. P. Murrah, United States Court of Ap-
peals, loth Circuit, 1973-74. Research assistance was provided by David Rardin, Ph.D. can-
didate in Psychology at the University of Maryland-College Park, and by James Touhey,
third year law student at the University of Maryland School of Law.
I Examples cited here are drawn from   materials pertaining to psychiatric
withdrawals supplied to me by the following institutions:
University of Arizona
Bowling Green State University
University of California at Davis
University of California at Los Angeles
Columbia University
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
Harvard University
University of Kentucky
Kutztown State College
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven

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