“Neurolaw Revolution” Lecture: On September 13, 2017, Francis Shen lectured at Harvard Law School on how neuroscientific analysis of law is revolutionizing legal doctrine and practice. Dr. Shen is the Exec. Dir. of Education and Outreach for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. The lecture was part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Available online.
The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience partnered with the Federal Judicial Center, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Vanderbilt Law School, and The Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research to produce a 1.5 day program for federal judges: the Colloquium on Law, Neuroscience and Criminal Justice. The program was hosted at Vanderbilt on February 6-7, 2014. This is the second of two such judicial colloquiums.
On April 27, 2013, the Research Network sponsored The Future of Law and Neuroscience. The conference was co-sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), Vanderbilt Law School, The Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, ABA Criminal Justice Section, and ABA Science & Technology Section. The program featured a law and neuroscience curriculum specifically designed for lawyers, and drew on new research from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network.
On March 14-15, 2013, the Research Network hosted the Colloquium on Law, Neuroscience, and Criminal Justice in Palo Alto, California. The conference was co-sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center, Vanderbilt Law School, and the Stanford Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior and featured Network curriculum especially designed for judges.