Eric Drogin

Adjunct Professor
Law and Mental Health
Eric Drogin

Eric Y. Drogin is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Drogin currently holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School (on the staff of the Forensic Psychiatry Service, in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and is a member of the Program in Psychiatry & the Law at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.  He lectures regularly for the Prifysgol Aberystwyth (formerly “University of Wales”) as an Honorary Professor of Psychology.  Additional positions have included Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, Chair of the APA’s Committee on Legal Issues, Chair of the APA’s Joint Task Force with the American Bar Association, and President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association.  Dr. Drogin received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University.   

Dr. Drogin is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Behavioral & Neuroscience Law Committee and as Co-Chair of the ABA’s Life & Physical Sciences Division.  Additional positions have included Chair of the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law, Chair of the ABA’s Committee on the Rights & Responsibilities of Scientists, Commissioner of the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, and Member of the ABA’s Advisory Panel.  Dr. Drogin teaches on the adjunct faculty of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, participates as an Instructor in the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, and lectures regularly for the Aberystwyth Law School, Prifysgol Aberystwyth (formerly University of Wales) as an Honorary Professor of Law.  He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the Villanova University School of Law. 

Currently serving as the Editor in Chief of The Journal of Psychiatry & Law and formerly serving as the Co-Editor in Chief of Psychological Injury and Law, Dr. Drogin has authored or co-authored over 250 legal and scientific publications to date, including the books Criminal Law Handbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (2000), Civil Law Handbook on Psychiatric and Psychological Evidence and Testimony (2001), Mental Disability Law, Evidence, and Testimony (2007), Science for Lawyers (2008), Evaluation for Guardianship (2010), Handbook of Forensic Assessment (2011), and The Mental Health Professional in Court (2013).  He has lectured extensively throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and regularly presents continuing education seminars for attorneys and mental health professionals on such topics as forensic assessment, ethics, and professional development.  Dr. Drogin’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses mental health law, expert witness testimony, and trial consultation.