Brain Matters: Neuroscience in Criminal Law and Policy Colloquium.

Neuroscience Colloquium

Brain Matters: Neuroscience in Criminal Law and Policy Colloquium

September 26, 2013

7:00-9:00 pm

The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the role of neuroscience in the criminal justice process, from understanding the development of criminality, to issues related to culpability, and for the design of efficacious prevention and intervention strategies. The work of our guest speakers, Drs. Deborah Denno and Ruben Gur focuses on key issues at the intersection of neuroscience and the law. They will be addressing some the most urgent questions facing criminal justice policy and practice, including whether neuroscience research has advanced to the point where it can be pragmatically useful for criminal justice purposes.


David Yellen, J.D.

Dean and Professor Loyola Law School will introduce:


Dr. Deborah Denno

J.D., Ph.D. Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

The Impact of Neuroscience on Criminal Law Cases across Two Decades, 1992-2012.


Dr. Ruben Gur

Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Director of the Brain Behavior Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

Neuroscience in the Courtroom: Too Early, Too Late, or Just in Time?



Loyola University

Information Commons

Lake Shore Campus

4th Floor

6501 N. Kenmore Ave.

Chicago, IL 60626


6:30pm: Light Refreshments

7:00-9:00pm: Colloquium

This event is free and open to the public.  There will be a reception with light refreshments before the start of the program.