[PAST EVENT] Imagining the Future of Law and Neuroscience: William & Mary Law Review Symposium

February 19, 2021 - February 20, 2021
1pm - 1pm
Law School, Zoom
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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  • Open to the public

At its annual symposium, the William & Mary Law Review will host renowned scholars from around the world for a discussion of how advances in neuroscience can and should influence our constantly evolving legal system. Each presenter will look forward about 10 years and imagine what impact
neuroscience may have, or ought to have, on the law within that time frame. Our object will be to unleash the imagination of the most original thinkers in this important area of the law. In addition to the series of panels, we are planning Friday evening discussion fora, facilitated by Drs. Martha Farah and Joshua Greene, when we will engage issues fundamental to the relationship between Law and Neuroscience. Topics will range from how the criminal justice system could use evidence of defendants' mental states and brain health to prevent individual and systemic injustices, to how privacy law should protect digital memory.

Including time for short breaks between panels, the Symposium will take place from 1:00pm-5:15pm on Friday, Feb. 19th and from 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday, Feb. 20th. Each day will consist of two panels, lasting two hours each. From 7:00pm-8:30pm on Friday, Feb. 19th, the Law Review will also host discussion forums during which additional scholars in law and neuroscience will facilitate open conversations exploring the topics raised at the Symposium in greater depth. The Symposium is open to all! Our virtual Zoom format should enable you to come and go as you please. To attend the event and receive the Zoom links you will need, you MUST RSVP to the link provided on this page. The Law Review looks forward to seeing you at our Symposium!

Panelists: Prof. Robert Sapolsky (Neurology, Stanford Univ.); Prof. Bruce Waller (Philosophy, Youngstown State Univ.); Prof. Kent A. Kiehl (Psychology, Univ. New Mexico); Prof. Deborah Denno (Law, Fordham Univ.); Prof. Owen Jones (Law, Vanderbilt); Prof. Elizabeth Shaw (Law, Univ. Aberdeen); Prof. Farah Focquaert (Philosophical Anthropology, Ghent Univ.); Prof. Burkhard Schafer (Legal Theory, Edinburgh Law); Dr. John Callender (Psychiatrist & Lecturer, Univ. Aberdeen); Prof. Paul Davies (Philosophy, William & Mary); Prof. Emily Murphy (Law, UC Hastings); Dean David Faigman (Law, UC Hastings); Prof. Peter A. Alces (Law, William & Mary)


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