NEUROSCIENCE IN THE COURTROOM
Thursday, November 20, 2014
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Fordham Law School (150 W. 62nd Street), 2nd Floor
Cost: $400 attorneys, $200 alumni, government and public interest attorneys, $50 non-attorneys
Free for all Fordham Law faculty and students
Advances in neuroscience are challenging conventional notions about human thought, behavior, pain, and brain injury. These developments are upending established medical concepts as well as traditional moral and ethical considerations. These insights could potentially uproot old paradigms embedded in the law and rules of evidence. Join this year’s panel of world-class neuroscientists and distinguished experts, judges, and lawyers as they share their knowledge and experience regarding issues posed by advances in neuroscience and neuro-imaging/investigations at Fordham Law’s “Neuroscience in the Courtroom” on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, 2nd Floor,at 150 West 62nd Street, Fordham University School of Law.
By casting a new light on traditional ideas regarding brain injury, pain, morality, criminal culpability, competence, objectivity/subjectivity, and causation, neuroscience presents an array of challenges that are being played out in the courtrooms of this country and globally. Topics include “How Neuroscience Expands and Transforms Proof” (8:45 am-10:15 am); “The Challenge Neuroscience Poses to Embedded Principles and Longstanding Notions in the Law” (10:30 am-12:00 pm); and “The Admissibility of Neuroscientific Evidence under Frye and Daubert” (1:30 pm-3:00 pm.)
The conference is chaired by Michael Flomenhaft, Esq., The Flomenhaft Law Firm, PLLC. For a complete list of notable panelists, please visit http://law.fordham.edu/office-of-public-programming-cle/33687.htm. The cost to attend is $400 for attorneys ($200 alumni, government and public interest attorneys) and $50 for non-attorneys. The conference is free to students and faculty at Fordham Law. For additional information or to register online, visit http://law.fordham.edu/office-of-public-programming-cle/33687.htm.