The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior (CLBB) is excited to announce that it can support the application of a 3L student as a host for an Equal Justice Works fellowship. Learn more about CLBB here: http://clbb.mgh.harvard.edu/clbb-organizational-overview-a…/
CLBB puts the most accurate and actionable neuroscience in the hands of judges, lawyers, policymakers and journalists—people who shape the standards and practices of our legal system and affect its impact on people’s lives. We work to make the legal system more effective and more just for all those affected by the law.
CLBB supports a wide range of actors across the legal ecosystem, including judges, lawyers, standard-setting authorities, case workers, pretrial administrators, parole and enforcement agents, and financial planners. We also support those working across the media landscape who can accurately inform the public about the brain, human behavior and the justice system.
The Center is led by accomplished legal and medical experts—practitioners, researchers and thought leaders—based at Harvard Law School, Mass General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and other leading institutions of learning.
Since our founding in 2008, we have demonstrated the clear benefits of accurately applied neuroscience: better decisions aligned with science lead to better outcomes aligned with justice.
Fellows will be mentored by an interdisciplinary team with expertise in law, neuroscience, medicine, ethics, and public policy. Start Date September 2021.
Questions should be directed to:
Emily Rehmet, CLBB Project Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Law, Brain & Behavior
Mass General Hospital
Application Due Aug 21, 5 pm eastern
Please use this form http://clbb.mgh.harvard.edu/ejw/ if you are interested in a formal inquiry about pursuing an Equal Justice Works fellowship hosted by the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior (CLBB).
All formal inquiries will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and competitive candidates will receive a follow-up communication for an interview with CLBB leadership.
Please note that this is *not* the application for the Equal Justice Works fellowship, but rather a preliminary step for CLBB to identify a strong candidate to support as a host.
In your cover letter, you should clarify how your interests, personal background, and professional / educational experience are a good fit for our work at the intersection of neuroscience and juvenile and emerging adult justice.
For background on the work of CLBB relevant to the Equal Justice Works fellowship, please view this webinar hosted by CLBB Executive Director Dr. Francis Shen, JD, PhD. Also review the CLBB information sheet.