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January 11, 2013

Conference Announcement:  SEAL XIV Conference – April 5-6, 2013

The next scholarship conference of the Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (SEAL) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law on April 5-6, 2013.  The conference will be co-hosted by Penn Law and the Penn Center for Neuroscience & Society.  For more information and to register for this conference, please visit

Talk proposals for this conference are currently being solicited, and proposals pertaining to law and neuroscience are welcome for submission.  Proposals should be submitted by January 21, 2013, to  The selection committee will make final decisions on proposals by February 15, 2013. For more information about proposals, please visit

The Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law (SEAL) is a scholarly association dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary exploration of issues at the intersection of law, biology, and evolutionary theory, improving the models of human behavior relevant to law, and promoting the integration of life science and social science perspectives on law-relevant topics through scholarship, teaching, and empirical research.  Relevant disciplines include, among others, evolutionary and behavioral biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, complex adaptive systems, economics, evolutionary psychology, psychiatry, behavioral ecology, behavioral genetics, primatology, memetics, chaos theory, evolutionary anthropology, and gender relations. SEAL welcomes everyone — professors, students, practitioners, and all others — with serious interests in evolutionary processes and law. SEAL is comprised of over 400 members, from more than 30 countries.  For more information about SEAL, please visit


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Owen D. Jones
New York Alumni Chancellor's Chair in Law
Professor of Biological Sciences 
Director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University
131  21st Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181

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