The Center for Law, Brain & Behavior 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 NeuroLaw Library

The CLBB NeuroLaw Library is a one-of-a-kind information resource for people involved in the juvenile and adult criminal justice system. It provides free, open access to accurate and applicable neuroscience in order to bring about fairer, more effective and science-informed judicial outcomes.

The NeuroLaw Library can be used across the legal-judicial spectrum – by defense attorneys and prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, advocates and incarcerated persons and their families and friends.

A curated reservoir of journal articles, amicus briefs, and affidavits make up the core of the NeuroLaw Library. Other features include educational videos, a neurolaw dictionary, and toolkits for attorneys and incarcerated persons. Through the use of AI, complex materials in the archive can be adapted to five different reading levels, starting at the 6th grade. This feature is geared specially to meet the needs of justice-involved persons who have limited time to do research in a prison library or who may have a lower level of education.

Currently, the NeuroLaw Library has one content module, an extensive collection of materials on Juvenile and Emerging Adult Justice. Five other modules will be released over the next two years:

Aging Brains/Elder Fraud Prevention: December 2024

Trauma, Memory and Asylum Law: June 2025

Sentencing Reform: December 2025

Addiction and the Law: June 2026