Law Neurosciences IDP, School of Medicine, NEURS


As evidenced by the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society based in the Law School, neuroscience and law are intimately tied together at the academic and public policy level. The joint degree program provides an opportunity for students to develop expertise in both fields, and in some cases, to prepare themselves intensively for careers in areas relating to both neuroscience and law.

Course Requirements

The Law School shall approve courses from the Neurosciences program that may count toward the JD degree, and the Neurosciences program shall approve courses from the Law School that may count toward the Ph.D. degree in the Neurosciences. In either case, approval may consist of a list applicable to all joint degree students or may be tailored to each individual student’s program.

Note to applicants: The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program awards full funding to Stanford graduate students from all disciplines, with additional opportunities for leadership training and collaboration across fields. Joint Degree applicants are encouraged to apply to the KnightHennessy Scholars Program.  Please be aware that the Knight-Hennessy Scholars applications are due in early Autumn one year prior to enrollment. View dates and deadlines:


Henry T. Greely

Henry T. Greely

  • Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law
  • Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
  • Professor, by courtesy, Genetics
  • Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics
  • Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society