Petrie-Flom Welcomes New Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience!

Petrie-Flom Center, July 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce our 2017–2018 Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience, F...

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Second Chance Kids

Frontline, PBS, May 2, 2017
by Featuring Robert Kinscherff (Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience)

On May 2, 2017, PBS's ;Frontline ;aired "Second Chance Kids," an exploration of the...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Matthew Baum

Petrie-Flom Center, April 13, 2017

>Matthew Baum was a Student Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, as a second year MD-PhD...

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Teen Behind Landmark Juvenile Decision Back Before Judge to Be Resentenced

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, March 13, 2017
by Matt Smith, quoting Robert Kinscherff (Senior Fellow in Law and Neuroscience)

From the article


“The result of this developmental process means that adolescents will not t...

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Graduate Student Opportunity
National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia

Deadline: Open until filled.



Area of research: Psychiatric Interventions and Public Attitude


A Ma...

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Workshop on Pretrial Justice: What Works and Why

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

In September 2016, the Federal Judicial Center hosted a workshop for federal judges and law enforcem...

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The Neuroethics of Biomarkers

Oxford University Press, 2016
by Matthew L. Baum (Student Fellow Alumnus)

>About the Book: 


Neuroscientists are mining nucleic acids, blood, saliva, and brain images in...

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Experts in Psychology, Law Discuss Juvenile Sentencing

The Crimson, April 14, 2016
by Bonnie K. Bennett, reporting on Boys To Men To Boys Panel Event

From the article


[...] “When the Supreme Court eliminated mandatory life without parole for...

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Boys to Men to Boys

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (2036)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Couldn't join us for the event? Check out more information, including related publications and o...

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Student/Postdoc Essay Contest
International Neuroethics Society

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Call for Submission


The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is pleased to announce a call for...

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Therapeutic Misconception in ALS

Thursday, March 03, 2016 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Tosteson Medical Education Center, Room 209
Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA

Event Descriptio


Some subjects who participate in trials of novel therapies mistakenly believe tha...

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New Journal of Law & Biosciences featuring Harvard student work

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB), Vol. 3, Issue 1 (April 2016)

The ;Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the open-access journal launched in 2014 by the Pe...

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Law and Neuroscience

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd Edition), 2015
by Owen D. Jones and Matthew R. Ginther

This encyclopedia entry discusses how the intersection of perennial legal questions and new neurosci...

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At the Frontier: The Ethics of Innovative Surgery: A Neuroethics Seminar Series Event

Thursday, September 10, 2015 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Armenise Building D, Amphitheater
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

All modern surgical techniques were once new, so the ethics of surgical innovation is not a new topi...

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2015 INS Annual Meeting: Student Essay Contest
International Neuroethics Society

Deadline: June 26, 2015

Second Annual Student Essay Priz


The INS is pleased to announce a call for submissions for it...

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This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights

Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015) Symposium, Human Rights and Human Minds, 2015
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has authored a new paper on the use of moral enhacement to...

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Neuroscience in court

Nature, February 25, 2015
by Sara Reardon, quoting Amanda Pustilnik (Senior Fellow)

[...] "But some scientists and ethicists are concerned about where the increasing acceptance of pain...

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Senior Fellow for Law & Neuroscience Amanda Pustilnik Guest Lecturing in HLS Seminar

Petrie-Flom, January 21, 2015

As part of her work with the Petrie-Flom Center and Center for Law Brain and Behavior at MGH's P...

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Two Full-Time Faculty Positions
Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, University of Washington Seattle

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children’ Research Institute and the...

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Neuroethics Faculty Position
Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University

Deadline: December 01, 2014

The Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University announces a f...

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Call for Submissions: Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Deadline: August 29, 2014

>Journal of Law and the Biosciences (JLB) is actively soliciting original manuscripts, responses... Read More

NEW Joint "Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience" for 2014-2016

Petrie-Flom Center, April 16, 2014

Official Press Release

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



The MGH Center fo...

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Health Law Workshop: Hank Greely

Monday, March 24, 2014 5:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser 105
1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Download excerpts from Hank Greely's new book, ;The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduc... Read More

Ethics and Ontology in Deep Brain Stimulation

Neuroscience, January 30, 2014
by Michael J. Young (Petrie-Flom Student Fellow)

Rapid advancements in the fields of neurology and neuroscience over the past decade have enabled unp...

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Announcing the New Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2014
by Petrie-Flom Center and HLS, Duke University, and Stanford University

The Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard Law School are delighted to announce our partnership with Duke Un...

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The Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law

Baylor College of Medicine

This initiative addresses how new discoveries in neuroscience can improve the way we make laws, puni...

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The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

Vanderbilt University

This is an interdisciplinary collaborative initiative with two main goals: (1) to help the legal sys...

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A Judge’s Guide to Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction

MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neuroscience Project

This pamphlet is intended to answer some key questions about the relevance (or not) of neuroscience...

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A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience

by Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies, eds.

This handbook seeks to set forth a statement of the relation between criminal law and neuroscience f...

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Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues

by Michael Freeman, ed.

This edited volume includes contributions from some of the preeminent scholars in the field.

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