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Winter School 2011

In their everyday practice, lawyers need to face situations which are multidisciplinary by definition, such as evaluating scientific elements in a case they are working for, or finding the best scientific experts to consult. Recently, the use of neuroscientific and advanced technological tools in the legal setting has been increasing. The reaction within the legal community sometimes is in terms of strong faith in scientific evidence and, other times, is based on diffident distrust. Both approaches, however, can lead to an improper use of such tools when they are not supported by an actual knowledge and understanding of these techniques.
The Law & Neuroscience Winter School is a school for non-scientists organized by the European Center for Law, Science and New Technologies,
University of Pavia, in cooperation with the European Association for Neuroscience and Law  (EANL) .
Courses are focused on Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Genetics (basic scientific information) and on their intersection with the Law, from a comparative perspective. The school is directed to graduate/master-degree students and PhD Students. The objective of this school is to provide proper information about the increasingly advanced neuroscientific findings and techniques, and to give students the chance to study how neuroscience impacts on different legal systems and how the philosophical debate about free will and responsibility has been influenced by its recent advancements.
The project is co-financed by the European Commission within LLP Programme, Erasmus IP.

Dates: 22 January -  3 February, 2012
Application deadline: 5 December 2011.

  • Who can apply: Master Degree Students and PhD students in Law, Philosophy or Psychology.

  • Partner Institutions: University of Pavia, Research Center ECLT Italy; Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet Bonn (Germany);  University of the West of England, Bristol (UK); l’Université de Liège (Belgium); Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (The Netherlands).

  • 6 Students/PhD Students not enrolled in a partner institution will be selected. The call is open both to European and non-European students . No restrictions will be applied in terms of country, age or sex. In order to apply, they should download  the call for participation and the application form for "external international students".

Call for application for external international students

Call for application for  UNIPV students

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