Neuroscience and the Law

Journal of Law and Public Policy Fall Virtual Symposium

Date & Time:

Friday, November 13, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM





Online / Virtual

The St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy (JLPP) will hold its fall symposium, "Neuroscience and the Law," on November 13. It will cover the latest advances in brain science and their implication for legal theory and practice; the relationship of free will and neuroscience; criminal responsibility and neuroscience; the treatment of neuro-atypicals and the law (whether seeking accommodations at work and school, discrimination in public and private settings, misunderstandings with law enforcement); and the range of addictive behaviors and the law.


8:30-10:00 am Panel:

  • Jennifer Brobst, professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Nadine Liv, Ph.D student (Israel) studying neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and the law
  • Dr. Cynthia Boyer, INstitute Maurice Haurious, Universit√© Toulouse Capitole (France)

10:30 am -12:00 pm Panel:

  • Stacey Tovino, professor, University of Oklahoma
  • Adina Roskies, professor, Dartmouth College
  • Francis Shen, professor, University of Minnesota; visiting professor, Yale Law

12:30-1:30 pm: Keynote Speaker Robert Sapolsky, neuroendocrinologist and professor, Stanford University

2:00-3:30 pm Panel:

  • Rose Tempowski, Birmingham City School of Law (England)
  • Dr. Melissa Hamilton, University of Surrey School of Law (England)
  • John Philipsborn, attorney (San Francisco, CA)
  • Oluwatermilorun Adenipekun, Ph.D student, Wake Forest University


Learn more about JLPP at

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