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Penn Law Neurolaw Society

The Neurolaw Society is a student-facilitated group that works to create interdisciplinary discourse, learning and understanding across the fields of law, policy, health, and neuroscience. We welcome graduate students from these disciplines to participate in a multidisciplinary examination of human behavior and the justice system.

We aim to explore topics in the emerging field of neurolaw such as:

  • The use of neuroimaging as courtroom evidence
  • The influence of neural processing on criminal behavior and courtroom testimony
  • The impact of neuroscientific research on legal and public policy
  • The role of neurobehavioral disorders in crime and sentencing
  • The understanding of legal responsibility through the lens of neuroscience

These topics and others will be considered in monthly Neurolaw Table Talks and Neurolaw Publication Digests. If you are interested in joining the society and attending these events, please fill out this Google Form with your information and availability.

Contact: Pascal Rathle at