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Neuroscience and the Law

March 2-3, 2011
Irvine, California

Wednesday, March 2

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Welcome and Introduction
Larry Squire, National Academy of Sciences
Lorna Casselton, The Royal Society

Keynote Address 
Judge William Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Overview of Neuroscience and The Law 
Hank Greely, Stanford University

Neuroscience in Court 
Susan Wolf, University of Minnesota Law School

Panel One: Mind Reading (to include lie detection, pain, and false memory)

Daniel Schacter, Harvard University

Anthony Wagner, Stanford University 
Steven Laken, Cephos Corp. 
Irene Tracey, Oxford University 

Panel Two: Biology of Moral Reasoning and Psychopathy

Nicholas Mackintosh, University of Cambridge

Kent Kiehl, University of New Mexico
Michael Caldwell, University of Wisconsin 
Owen Jones, Vanderbilt University & MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project

Panel Three: Criminal Responsibility and Sentencing

Judge Gerald Lynch, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Stephen Morse, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Adrian Raine, University of Pennsylvania
Read Montague, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Nikolas Rose, London School of Economics and Political Science

Thursday, March 3

Panel Four: The Developing Brain

Geraint Rees, University College London

BJ Casey, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
Eamon McCrory, University College London

Final Thoughts: Roundtable of Judges, Lawyers, and Neuroscientists

Judge Jed Rakoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Judge Morris Hoffman, Second Judicial District, State of Colorado
Geraint Rees, University College London
Joanna Glynn, One Crown Office Row 4
Lord Justice Anthony Hughes, Her Majesty's Court Service
Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law
Barry Scheck, The Innocence Project


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