Law and Biosciences: Neuroscience


Course Code:
LAW 368
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail


This seminar examines legal, social, and ethical issues arising from advances in the biosciences. This year it will focus on neuroscience. It will examine how neuroscience will affect the law, and society, through improvements in predicting illnesses and behaviors, in "reading minds" through neuroimaging, in understanding responsibility and consciousness, in "treating" criminal behavior, and in cognitive enhancement. Students who have taken the Law and the Biosciences (Genetics) seminar in past years may receive additional credit for taking this year's class. The class is open to 1Ls. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance and final research paper. Cross-listed with Health Research & Policy (HRP 211).

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Winter

Law and Biosciences: Neuroscience LAW 368 Section 01 Class #15852

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Lottery 20
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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