Neuroscience and the Law Symposium   

RSVP to attend the Neuroscience and the Law Symposium

Sponsored by the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy

Friday, February 14, 2020 ¦ 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Seton Hall Law School, The Larson Auditorium

8.5 NJ (7.5 general + 1 ethics) / 6 PA (substantive) CLE credits

Complimentary Event

This program will examine cutting edge and controversial linkages between law and neuroscience. It aims to highlight neuroscientific basis for behavior patterns with legal implications, including how neuroscience intersects with civil law, criminal law, evidentiary rules, memory bias and enhancement, lie and deception detection, adolescent brains, and juvenile law. We will look critically at efforts to use neuroimaging in court in connection with predictions of dangerousness and predispositions towards mental illness and substance abuse, as well as efforts to identify neurobiological influences on the brain. Confirmed speakers include:

  1. Nancy Gertner, United States District Court Judge (ret.), for the District of Massachusetts, Senior Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  2. Francis X. Shen, Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
  3. Jennifer S. Bard, Visiting Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  4. Valena E. Beety, Professor of Law and Deputy Director, Academy for Justice, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  5. Teneille R. Brown, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  6. Jennifer Chandler, Bertram Loeb Research Chair, Professor of Law Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada
  7. Octavio Choi, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry , Stanford University School of Medicine
  8. Deborah W. Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law , Founding Director, Neuroscience and Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
  9. Kelly K. Dineen, Assistant Professor of Law, Director, Health Law Program, Creighton University School of Law
  10. Lyn Kiehl, Director, The Mind Research Network
  11. Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
  12. Jane Campbell Moriarty, Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
  13. Emily Murphy, Associate Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law
  14. Stacey A. Tovino, Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law

VIEW Program Agenda here.

CLE Materials
Course materials will be available online or day event (on a password-protected portal) 24 hours before the start of the course. An email will be sent to you before the event providing instructions on how to access the materials electronically.

(Available before Feb. 14th)

For more information, please contact Cathy Finizio at 973-642-8382 or [email protected].






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CLE Information

New Jersey is now an approved jurisdiction of New York Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits thus allowing attorneys admitted in New York to attend and earn credits for programs accredited by New Jersey. Since Seton Hall Law School is an accredited provider of New Jersey CLE courses and the event will take place in New Jersey, New York has granted reciprocity to our program. Therefore, pursuant to New York rules, we will no longer issue New York CLE certificates. However, you will receive a New Jersey CLE certificate for your attendance which may be used to seek credit in New York. For more information on NY rules please see page 15 of the NY State CLE regulations and guidelines.

Seton Hall Law School is also an accredited provider for Pennsylvania CLE. If you are seeking Pennsylvania CLE credits, please be sure to provide your Pennsylvania attorney identification number and request a Pennsylvania certification and evaluation form at registration (check-in).

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