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June 21, 2022

This message brings news about:      

A) Recent Neurolaw Publications
B) Forthcoming Publication
C) Job Opportunity: Dana Foundation Fellow in Neuroscience & Society
D) Online Seminar: Neuroscience and Adolescent Criminal Law
E) Hiring News

A. Recent Neurolaw Publications  

Symposium Issue on the Future of Law and Neuroscience, William & Mary Law School

  1. Peter A. Alces & Robert M. Sapolsky, Nohwere , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1079, 1079-1117 (2022).
  2. John S. Callender, Neuroscience and Criminal Justice: Time for a “Copernican Revolution”? , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1119, 1119-66 (2022).
  3. Paul Sheldon Davies, The Diversity of Norm Psychologies: A Challenge for the Law , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1167, 1167-1213 (2022).
  4. Deborah W. Denno, How Experts Have Dominated the Neuroscience Narrative in Criminal Cases for Twelve Decades: a Warning for the Future , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1215, 1215-88 (2022).
  5. David L. Faigman & Kelsey Geiser, Using Burdens of Proof to Allocate the Risk of Error When Assessing Developmental Maturity of Youthful Offenders , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1289, 1289-1316 (2022).
  6. Owen D. Jones, The Future of Law and Neuroscience , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1317, 1317-45 (2022).
  7. Emily R. D. Murphy, Collective Cognitive Capital , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1347, 1347-1408 (2022).
  8. Elizabeth Shaw, Neuroscience, Criminal Sentencing, and Human Rights , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1409, 1409-43 (2022).
  9. Bruce Waller, A Safe Culture for Neuroscience , 63 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1445, 1445-83 (2022).

Other Recent Neurolaw Publications

  1. Law and Mind: A Survey of Law and the Cognitive Sciences (Bartosz Brożek, Jaap Hage & Nicole A. Vincent, eds. 2021)
  2. Ricardo Camargo Brito & Nicolás Ried Soto, Neurociencia y Derecho: El impacto del Neuroderecho en la práctica judicial chilena , 48 Revista Chilena de Derecho 107, 107-29 (2022).
  3. Deborah Paruch, The Solitary Confinement of Juveniles: It Is a Cruel and Unusual Punishment , 57 Idaho L. Rev. 689, 689-718 (2021).
  4. John A. Humbach, Criminal Acts and Basic Moral Equality , 14 Wash. U. Juris. Rev. 341, 341-76 (2022).
  5. Ingrid Hofeldt, Note, Excessive Sanctions and Evolving Standards of Decency: The Mitigating Nature of Sexual Trauma for Juvenile Survivors Who Murder , 23 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 415, 415-46 (2022).
  6. Ana Ionescu, Note, "Incorrigibility Is Inconsistent with Youth": The Supreme Court's Missed Opportunity to Cure the Contradiction Implicit in Discretionary JLWOP Sentencing , 76 U. Miami L. Rev. 612, 612-52 (2022).


B. Forthcoming Publication

  1. Tzipporah P. Dang, Bradley D. Mattan, Denise M. Bartha, Grace Handley, Jasmin Cloutier & Jennifer T. Kubota, Perceiving Social Injustice during Arrests of Black and White Civilians by White Police Officers: An fMRI Investigation , NeuroImage (forthcoming 2022).


C. Job Opportunity: Dana Foundation Fellow in Neuroscience & Society


The Dana Foundation seeks two Dana Fellows in Neuroscience & Society for a two-year fellowship experience. The Dana Fellows will have the exciting opportunity to assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of Dana Foundation grant programs, meetings, and public outreach activities. They will be integral members of the Dana Foundation’s Neuroscience & Society program team, will be supervised by Foundation program staff, and will routinely work with colleagues throughout the Foundation, including Foundation leadership.


Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology, psychology, bioengineering, philosophy, sociology, science & technology studies, public health, health policy, or related field; or J.D./M.D./M.S./M.S.W./M.P.P./M.P.H. with strong experience working in science or societal aspects of science

Application Process:

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications, a brief bio (200-word limit), and your curriculum vitae to the Dana Foundation’s Director of Human Resources, Pat Mangini: . The application deadline is Friday, July 15, at 5 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

For more information, please visit the Dana Foundation website.


D. Online Seminar: Neuroscience and Adolescent Criminal Law


Renowned experts from Spanish and Argentine universities are summoned to the Criminal Law and Human Behavior Project directed by PI Eduardo Demetrio Crespo, to present the incidence of neuroscience in the field of Criminal Law of Adolescents in search of new horizons.

Date: July 12, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm (Spain)
Location: Virtual – register here

Please see the flyer below for more information:


Seminario Internacional online

E. Hiring News

John Meixner Jr. will join the faculty of the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2022. John received his JD and PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Northwestern University and has practiced for 6 years as a federal prosecutor. He has written extensively in the neurolaw space, including on issues relating to competency and credibility assessment. His current projects focus primarily on criminal sentencing, including potential uses of neuroscience at sentencing. He and Emily Murphy of UC Hastings are (to our knowledge) the first two US law professors with doctorates in neurosciences.


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