What is NeuLaw?
We bring together neuroscientists, legal scholars, programmers, ethicists, judges, and policy makers with the goal of constructing a cost-effective legal system with higher utility and lower cost. From the vantage point of science, we are developing new technologies that can directly intersect with the criminal justice system in a novel way. Read More
Beyond disseminating our research in journals, conferences, and courses, we lecture to judges, lawyer, policy makers and general audiences about the future of science-based policy. The initiative also hosts conferences to bring together academics and the general public to explore the issues at the intersection of neurobiology and human behavior. Read More
A brain-compatible legal system prizes fairness and long-term crime prevention over harsh yet inconsequential punishment. Read More
Read Dr. David Eagleman's essay "The Brain on Trial" printed in The Atlantic Monthly (2011). Read More
We suggest the more important issue is to prioritize our national discussion of mental illness. Read More