The Future of Law and Neuroscience
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, the American Bar Association, Vanderbilt Law School, and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research
Our rapidly growing understanding of the brain has implications for a wide variety of legal practices. Already, criminal law is seeing brain-based defenses, neuroimaging evidence has been integrated into brain injury litigation, and the science of decision making is being used to better understand juror behavior and negotiation.
In light of these and many other exciting areas of neurolaw, the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, the American Bar Association, Vanderbilt Law School, and the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research are co-sponsoring a one day conference: The Future of Law and Neuroscience, to be held in Chicago, at The Conrad Chicago Hotel, on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
The program will feature a law and neuroscience curriculum specifically designed for lawyers, and will draw on new research from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network. Topics to be covered include: An introduction to cognitive neuroscience (including brain imaging techniques) for lawyers; decision making; the developing brain; memory and lie detection; and evidentiary issues surrounding neuroscientific evidence.
Additional information on the event, including the preliminary schedule and list of participants, as well as a link to online registration, can be found at: www.lawneuro.org/aba
The registration fee for ABA members is $100, which includes meals and conference materials. The registration fee for non-ABA members is $150. Tuition assistance and travel support may be available: A limited number of registration fee waivers are available for government employees, public interest lawyers employed with non-profit organizations, and academics. In addition, limited travel assistance may be available as well.
This program will be submitted for 4 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in states with 60 minute hour standards. The number of CLE credits available in states with 50 minute standard hour will range by state. CLE will be requested in IL, TN, and additional states.
To learn more about CLE credit in your state, fee waivers and travel assistance, and for any additional questions about the event, please contact: Mollie Bodin Claar, Administrative Assistant at the Research Network for Law and Neuroscience (firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional information about the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is available at: www.lawneuro.org
This Listserv is produced by The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, headquartered at Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203. For more information, please see: < http://www.lawneuro.org/ >. For phone inquiries, please call 615-343-9797.