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Mission

The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

shen 150x150Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Law and a McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab. He also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach activities for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. In addition, he serves on the Board of Scientific Advisors for the National Courts and Science Institute. Before joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University Law School and The Murphy Institute; a Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt University Law School; Associate Director of the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project; and a Lecturer at Harvard University.