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MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Neurolaw Conferences

Below is a list of past and upcoming conferences and symposia addressing topics related to law and neuroscience.

To add to this list of conferences, please email sarah.e.grove@vanderbilt.edu .

2015

March 12, 2015: Juvenile Justice & the Adolescent Brain: Is Healthy Neurodevelopment a Civil Right? , MGH Center for Law Brain & Behavior

2014

November 13-14, 2013: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting , Washington, D.C.

September 30, 2014: Inter-university Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, NeuroLaw Workshop , The University of Sydney, Australia

September 12-14, 2014: Neuro-interventions and the Law: Regulating Human Mental Capacity, Atlanta Neuroethics Consortium

September 10 to December 3, 2014: The Mind & the Law Lecture Series , The University of Arizona James  E. Rogers College of Law

June 6-7, 2014: Law and Neuroscience: Revising the Legal Standard for Insanity , European University Institute, Villa Schifanoia, Florence 

June 3, 2014: Brain Science and Criminal Law:  Application of the Rules of Evidence , American Psychology-Law Society Student Committee Webinar Series

April 24-25, 2014: Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law , University of Maryland

April 17, 2014: Brainwashed?: What Neuroscience Can — and Can’t — Tell Us About Ourselves , Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior

March 28, 2014: Neuroscience and Law: Injury, Capacity and Illness , Hall Center for Law and Health at IU McKinney, Indiana Health Law Review Symposium

March 20, 2014: Marshall M. Weinberg Symposium 2014: Neurolaw , the Marshall M. Weinberg Fund for Philosophy and the Cognitive Sciences, University of Michigan

March 12-14, 2014: Brain Matters! Vancouver: Brain Science and Social Responsibility , Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver, British Columbia

March 7, 2014: Application of Neuroscientific Methods and Research to Psycho-Legal Questions, American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference (Grand Chenier, 5th Floor, 9:15 to 10:35 am)

February 6-7, 2014:  Colloquium for Federal Judges on Law, Neuroscience, & Criminal Justice, Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, Vanderbilt Law School

January 13-24, 2014:  Law and Neuroscience Winter School 2014 , The University of Pavia, Italy

2013

December 12, 2013: Capacity, Finances and the Elderly: Brain Science Meets the Law , Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

November 7-8, 2013: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting , San Diego, CA

November 6-8, 2013: Neuroscience, Ethics and Law : new challenges for human identity, freedom and responsibility , The Brocher Foundation

October 28-29, 2013:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, Oregon Health & Science University Brain Institute, Portland, OR

September 27-28, 2013: Treating the Criminal Offender Brain:  Can We?  Should We? , The Robina Institute at University of Minnesota Law School, co-sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience and Vanderbilt Law School

September 19, 2013: Neuroenhancement: Building an Improved Human Body and Mind , The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dana Foundation

September 9-10, 2013: European Association for Neuroscience and Law Annual Meeting , Bonn, Germany

September 3 to November 26, 2013: Law and Neuroscience Speaker Series , Fordham University School of Law

June 18, 2013: Law & Science Young Scholars Informal Symposium , European Centre for Law, Science  and New Technologies  (ECLT), University of Pavia

June 12, 2013: What are They Thinking? Exploring the Adolescent Brain, The American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dana Foundation

June 9-10, 2013: Law & Neuroscience: The Work of Stephen J. Morse , International Conference, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

June 1, 2013: Brains on Trial: Neuroscience and Law , World Science Festival (Videos accessible here)

May 20-21, 2013:  Governance of Emerging Technologies:  Law, Policy, and Ethics , ASU - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, co-sponsored by 14 organizations, including The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

April 27, 2013: The Future of Law and Neuroscience , 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, The Conrad Chicago Hotel

April 25, 2013: Neuroscience and the Law , The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Dana Foundation, International Neuroethics Society, and the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience (Flyer available here.)

April 25, 2013: Models of the Mind: How Neuroscience, Psychology, and Law Collide , Harvard Medical School

April 13-16, 2013: The Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting , San Francisco --
Mini-Symposium Session on Tuesday, April 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm on “Neuroscience and Law: Promise and Perils.”    

April 11-12, 2013: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, Atlanta, GA

April 11, 2013: The Neurobiology of Criminals, Joel G. Hardman Student-Invited Pharmacology Forum, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

April 10, 2013: Neuro Literacy Training for Lawyers , Center for Integrative Law, South Africa

March 14-15, 2013: Colloquium on Law, Neuroscience, and Criminal Justice, Research Network on Law & Neuroscience, Palo Alto, CA

March 1-2, 2013: The Institute for Honor Symposium -- Neuroscience and the Law: "My Brain Made Me Do It!" Washington and Lee University

January 31, 2013:  Memory in the Courtroom: Fixed, Fallible or Fleeting? , Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior

January 7-18, 2013: Law and Neuroscience Winter School, European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies, University of Pavia, in cooperation with the European Association for Neuroscience and Law (EANL)

January 6, 2013: Neuroscience and Law: The Science, the Scholarship, the Courtroom, and the Classroom, AALS Annual Meeting, Evidence Section

Date TBD: Adolescence and the Path to Adulthood: The View from Neuroscience and the Law , University of Wisconsin - Madison, Neuroscience & Public Policy Program

2012

December 7-8, 2012: Use and Abuse of Neuroscience in the Courtroom (Closed Conference) , Emory University

November 8-10, 2012: Neurosciences and the Human Person: New Perspectives on Human Activities , The Pontifical Academy of Sciences

October 26-27, 2012: Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Society of Psychiatry , Taiwan

October 25-26, 2012: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN

October 22, 2012: My Brain Made Me Do It , Future Tense, Washington, D.C.

October 11-12, 2012: International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting , New Orleans, LA

October 4, 2012: From Skulls to Scans: How Brain Measurements Have Been Used, Misused and Misunderstood in the Study of Racial Differences , University of Pennsylvania

September 20-21, 2012: European Association for Neuroscience and Law , The Hague (The Netherlands)

September 7-8, 2012: Law and Neuroscience: State of the Art , Rutgers School of Law-Camden

July 30 – August 8, 2012: Penn Neuroscience Boot Camp , University of Pennsylvania

June 28-29, 2012: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

June 19: Neuroscience, Children and the Law, Houses of Parliament, Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology

June 18-19, 2012:  Moral & Criminal Responsibility and Neuroscience , Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London

June 11-12, 2012: From NeuroSelves to NeuroSocieties: Cross-disciplinary Conversations around the Neurosciences , Hampshire College

May 29, 2012: Justice on Trial: Gangs, Neuroscience, and Drug Reform , San Francisco Public Defender's Justice Summit

May 25, 2012: The Truth About Lies: Neuroscience, Law, and Ethics of Lie Detection Technologies , Emory University

May 14, 2012: Law & Science Young Scholars Informal Symposium (YSIS) , University of Pavia, Italy

April 12, 2012: Neuroscience and the Criminal Mind , Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior and Boston Society of Neurology and Psychiatry

February 10-11, 2012: Law and Policy of the Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to Death , UC Hastings & Stanford University 

2011

November 2011: The Brain on Trial , The Kavli Foundation

November 3-5, 2011: New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility , Tulane University, The Murphy Institute

October 31-November 1, 2011: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse, Philadelphia, PA

July 14-18, 2011: International Brain Research Organization World Congress of Neuroscience , Florence, Italy

June 10, 2011: Law & Science Young Scholars Informal Symposium , University of Pavia, Italy

May 26-27, 2011: Brain Matters II: Ethics in the Translation of Neuroscience Research to Psychiatric and Neurological Care, IRCM, Montreal, Canada

May 12, 2011: Adolescent Brains and Juvenile Justice: New Insights from Neuroscience, Genetics and Addiction Science , Arizona State University College of Law

April 11-12, 2011: Technologies on the Stand: Legal and Ethical Questions in Neuroscience and Robotics , Tilberg University

April 4-5, 2011: Brain Forum , Milan, Italy

April 1-3, 2011: Sixth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering , Brooklyn, New York; Presented by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and The New York Academy of Sciences

April 1-3, 2011: Imaging the Mind? Taking Stock a Decade after the "Decade of the Brain", Amsterdam, funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

April 1, 2011: Law and Memory Conference , Stanford Law School

March 28-29, 2011:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and the Dana Foundation, Scottsdale, AZ

March 18-20, 2011: Ethics and the Brain Symposium , University of Missouri

March 15-16, 2011: Law and the Brain: How Recent Advances in Neuroscience Impact the Law , Co-Sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Center, New York, New York

March 14-20, 2011: Brain Awareness Week , global campaign (coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and European Dana Alliance for the Brain)

March 4, 2011: Guilty Minds: Neuroscience and Criminal Law Symposium , University of Denver Sturm College of Law

March 2-3, 2011: The Second Raymond and Beverly Sackler USA-UK Scientific Forum: Neuroscience and the Law , Raymond and Beverly Sackler Forum, Irvine, California

February 28-March 1, 2011: The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues on Ethics of Genetics and Neuroimaging Testing, Washington, D.C.

February 25, 2011: Neuroethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Uses of Neuroscience in National Security and Defense, Fairfax, Virginia

February 21-March 1, 2011: Cognitive Enhancement: An Interdisciplinary Conference for Young Scholars , University of Mainz

2010

December 1-2, 2010: The Neurobiology of Political Violence: New Tools, New Insights Conference,Silver Springs, MD

November 13, 2010: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, Federal Judicial Center, National Center for State Courts, Judicial Division of the Amercian Bar Association, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Dana Foundation, San Diego, CA

October 21-22, 2010: Brain Sciences in the Courtroom , Mercer Law Review Symposium

September 20-21, 2010: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for States Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA

September 17, 2010: Neuroscience in European and North-American Case Law , European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Tribunale di Milano, Collegio Ghislieri, Pavia, Italy 

September 16, 2010: Cafè Scientifique -- Neuroscience and Genetics before the Court: The Cases of Mr. Dugan and Mr. Abdelmalek , European Centre for Law, Science and New Technologies (ECLT), University of Pavia, International Research Group Neuroscience in European and North American Case Law

Fall 2010: Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and the Criminal Justice System , Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Symposium Series

July 12, 2010: Law & Science Young Scholars Informal Symposium , European Center for Law, Science
and New Technologies, Italy

June 10, 2010: Neuroscienze e diritto: la nuova frontiera, European Center for Law, Science
and New Technologies, Italy

June 3-4, 2010:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Cetner for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

May 8-9, 2010: BioPrediction, Washington D.C.

March 4, 2010: Psychiatry and Neurology in the Courtroom: Lost in Translation? , Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

February 1, 2010: Understanding Humans through Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

January 21, 2010: The Measure of Truth and Deception: Three Perspectives , Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

2009

October 26-31, 2009: Law and Neuroscience: Our Growing Understanding of the Human Brain and Its Impact on Our Legal System , European Science Foundation, Italy

October 5-6, 2009:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law at Stetson University College of Law, the National Center for State Courts, and the Dana Foundation, Stetson University Law School, Gulfport, FL

July 29-30, 2009: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, ABA Judicial Division, Federal Judicial Center, and the Dana Foundation, Chicago, IL

July 6, 2009: Law & Neuroscience Colloquium , University College, London

May 26, 2009: Brain Imaging Between Psychiatry and the Law , European Center for Law, Science
and New Technologies, Italy

May 17-21, 2009: Law, Behavior, & the Brain , Squaw Valley Conference

May 11-12, 2009:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Judicial College, the National Center for State Courts, and the Dana Foundation, Reno, NV

April 15-16, 2009: Psychopathy and the Law Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana

2008

December 19, 2008: Le Neuroscienze e il Diritto , European Center for Law, Science
and New Technologies, Italy

December 4, 2008: Neuroimaging, Pain and the Law , Stanford Law School, The Center for Law and the Biosciences

November 15, 2008: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, Federal Judicial Center, National Center for State Courts, Society for Neuroscience, and the Dana Foundation, Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2008: Seminar on Law and Neuroscience, Hosted by UC Riverside Extension, Organized by the Law & Science Program and Gruter Institute for Law & Behavioral Research

October 6-7, 2008:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, Federal Judicial Center, National Center for State Courts, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, and the Dana Foundation, Houston, TX

September 25-26, 2008: Conference on Law and Neuroscience , The University of Akron, Akron Law

August 6, 2008:  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, Federal Judicial Center, National Center for State Courts, American Bar Association, and the Dana Foundation, New York City, NY

May 23, 2008: Neuroscience and Law Conference , Baylor College of Medicine Initiative on Neuroscience and Law

May 6-7, 2008: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association, and the Dana Foundation, Chicago, IL

April 7, 2008: Should Criminal Law be Reconsidered in Light of Advances in Neuroscience?, Harvard Law School

2007

November 14-15, 2007: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Judicial College, and the Dana Foundation, Reno, NV

April 13, 2007: The Law & Ethics of Brain Scanning , Arizona State University College of Law

February 8-9, 2007:  Law and the Emotions:  New Directions in Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley

2006

December 7-8, 2006: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, and the Dana Foundation, Stanford University

June 29-30, 2006: Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience , American Association for the Advancement of Science, the DANA Center, Washington, D.C.

February 14-15, 2006: Law, Mind, and Brain , University College, London

2003

September 12-13, 2003: Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice , AAAS and the Dana Foundation



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