• Casebook Image Resized copyJohn Monahan, Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry, and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia

    “In Law and Neuroscience, Owen Jones, Jeffrey Schall, and Francis Shen have produced a remarkably accessible and profoundly thought-provoking account of the uses of cutting-edge brain science in courtrooms and policymaking. Their analysis is as trenchant as their coverage is broad, spanning topics as diverse as lie-detection, judging, emotions, memory, and the adolescent brain. With the publication of this landmark …” [continue reading]

  • Casebook Image Resized copyFred Schauer, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

    “Perspectives from modern neuroscience are increasingly a central part of judicial, policy, and academic discussions of criminal law, torts, evidence, law and mental health, juvenile law, family law, and many other legal fields. Jones, Schall, and Shen have assembled a volume that is extraordinarily comprehensive, admirably balanced, and thorough in its use of materials from both law and from neuroscience. In its use of reported and unreported cases, scientific reports and articles, trial transcripts, and much else, this book is  …” [continue reading]

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An Emerging Field
The implications for law of new neuroscientific techniques and findings are now among the hottest topics in legal, scientific, academic, and media venues. Neurolaw has been featured in The New York Times, Science, Scientific American, The Charlie Rose Show, NPR, and many other outlets.

About the Book
Law and Neuroscience is the first coursebook to cover the newly emerging field that explores both the promise within and the limitations of the intersection of these two disciplines … [continue reading]

Courses in Neurolaw
In Spring 2013, Profs. Jones and Schall at Vanderbilt University jointly offered Law and Neuroscience and Neuroscience & Law. In Fall 2015, Professor Francis Shen will offer a Law and Neuroscience course at the University of Minnesota Law School.