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October 1, 2015

This message brings news about:

A) Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications
B) Neurolaw Media & News Clippings
C) Conferences & Speaker Series
D) Other Developments 

A.  Recent or Forthcoming Neurolaw Publications

  1. David L. Faigman, Christopher Slobogin, & John Monahan, Gatekeeping Science: Using the Structure of Scientific Research to Distinguish Between Admissibility and Weight in Expert Testimony , 110 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming 2016). 
  2. Y Choi, S Kim, H Do, KS Shin, & JE Kim, Detecting Deception Using Neuroscience: A Review on Lie Detection Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging , 22(3) Korean J Biol Psychiatry 109 (2015). 
  3. Mark R. Fondacaro & Megan O'Toole, American Punitiveness and Mass Incarceration: Psychological Perspectives on Retributive and Consequentialist Responses to Crime , 18(4) New Criminal L. Rev. 477 (2015). 
  4. Mark R. Fondacaro, Stephen Koppel, Megan O'Toole, & Joanne Crain, The Rebirth of Rehabilitation in Juvenile and Criminal Justice: New Wine in New Bottles , 41 Ohio N. U. L. Rev. 697 (2015). 
  5. John Pyun, When Neurogenetics Hurts: Examining the Use of Neuroscience and Genetic Evidence in Sentencing Decisions Through Implicit Bias , 103 Cal. L. Rev. 1019 (2015). 
  6. Gerald Young, Causality in Criminal Forensic and in Civil Disability Cases: Legal and Psychological Comparison , International Journal of Law and Psychiatry (2015). 
  7. Eric C. Chaffee, An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Use of Ethical Intuition in Legal Compliance Decision Making for Business Entities , 74(3) Maryland L. Rev. (2015). 
  8. Jennifer Ann Drobac, The Myth of ‘Legal’ Consent in a Consumer Culture , in Facets of Consumerism in a Global Economy, Anand Pawar, ed., Twenty First Century Publications (2015). 
  9. Reforming Juvenile Justice , 25(32) CQ Researcher 745 (2015). 
  10. Robert Condlin, The ‘Nature’ of Legal Dispute Bargaining , 17 Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (forthcoming 2016). 
  11. Theo Austin Bruton, Mind-Movies: Original Authorship as Applied to Works from "Mind-Reading" Neurotechnology , 41(1) Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property 263 (2015). 
  12. Paul S. Appelbaum, Nicholas Scurich, & Raymond Raad, Effects of Behavioral Genetic Evidence on Perceptions of Criminal Responsibility and Appropriate Punishment , 21(2) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 134 (2015). 

B.  Neurolaw Media & News Clippings  

    1. Those Convicted as Juveniles Who are Serving Life Without Parole Hope the Court Will Go Back in Time : Kevin Davis recently wrote an ABA Journal article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miller v. Alabama that mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder were cruel and unusual punishment, and the question of whether that decision applies to       older cases involving individuals currently serving those life sentences.  To read more, visit:       

C.  Conferences & Speaker Series  

  1. Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2015-2016):  The Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania recently announced the speakers for its 2015-2016 Public Talk Series.  For the full list of speakers and dates, visit:
  2. Launch of the Neuroscience and Law Center, Fordham University:  On Tuesday, October 6, Fordham University will host a special presentation and reception celebrating the launch of Neuroscience and Law Center, directed by Deborah W. Denno. A panel discussion of "Neuroscience and Sentencing" will feature Justice Elizabeth Bennett, The Honorable Denny Chin, Professor Ruben Gur, and The Honorable Jed S. Rakoff.  To learn more, visit:
  3. Mindreading: Past, Present and Future:  On September 11, 2015, Adina Roskies gave a talk on Mindreading: Past, Present and Future at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. 

D.  Other Developments  

    1. Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions, Columbia University, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program: The Columbia University Center for Science and Society has opened a call for applications for 2016 postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, which supports interdisciplinary research across the sciences and humanities.  Applications are due by Friday, November 27.  For further information about this posting and to submit an application, visit:        


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