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Law and Policy of the Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to Death
Start Date: 2/10/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/10/2012

Event Description:

FRIDAY, FEB 10, 2012
UC Hastings College of the Law
Alumni Reception Center
200 McAllister Street

SATURDAY, FEB 11, 2012
Stanford Law School
Room 190
559 Nathan Abbott Way

Sponsored by UC Hastings, the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, and Stanford Law Center, the Conference on Law and Neuroscience will be a two-day event, beginning on Friday, February 10th, with a full day of panels at UC Hastings followed by a reception.  A second full day of panels and talks will take place at Stanford University on Saturday, February 11th.

The theme of the Conference revolves around the law and policy surrounding the developing brain.  The Conference will begin Friday morning at UC Hastings with a principal talk from Dr. Robert Sapolsky on the general themes of the two-day conference.  The panels and speakers over the two days of the conference will consider law and neuroscience issues as they arise throughout the human lifespan, beginning Friday morning with prenatal and infant brains, and ending Saturday afternoon with the neuroscience of aging and death.

This event is free and open to the public, but please be sure to register.

The live stream can be followed by visiting this URL:

REGISTER NOW! Click here to register!!



Stanford Law School, Room 190, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford University

8:00 – 8:45 REGISTRATION

8:45 – 9:00 WELCOME: Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine
Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics
Director, Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society

Senior Research Scholar and Director of Academic and Research Support, Stanford Center on Longevity

9:30 – 10:45 PANEL I
Neuroscience, Aging, and Decision-Making

Panel: Sam McClure, PHD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Barbara Strauch
Deputy Science Editor for Health, New York Times

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:15 PANEL II
Financial Fraud and the Elderly

Panel: Doug Shadel, MPA, EdD, PhD
State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Washington

Stephen Vernon, JD
Attorney, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP

12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH

12:45 – 1:30 LUNCHTIME SPEAKER: Laura Carstensen, PHD
Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

1:30 – 1:45 BREAK

1:45 – 3:00 PANEL III 
Predicting Alzheimer Disease – The Science and its Implications

Panel: Mike Gilfix, JD
Attorney, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP

Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences

Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical School

Frank Longo, MD, PhD
Chair of Neurology, Stanford University Medical School


Click here to check out Friday's agenda.

Location Information:
Alumni Reception Center - Second Floor

Contact Information:
Name: Roxanne
  • Alumni
  • Current Students
  • Prospective Students
  • International Students (LLM)
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Open to Public
  • Event Type:
  • Conference
  • Free Food
  • MCLE
  • Orientation
  • Panel/Lecture
  • Off-Campus Location:
    Fri, Feb 10 - UC Hastings, Alumni Reception Center
    Sat, Feb 11 - Stanford Law School, Room 190, 559 Nathan Abbott Way

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