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The EANL Law, Cognitive Neuroscience & New Technologies Summer School 2016

Winter School 2016
Research developments on the human brain are incredibly fast, and their applications on the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, or their use for forensic purposes in civil and criminal trials, have proved to be exponential. Further, technology is more and more present in a way that is having a relevant impact both on people’s habits and on the organization of work, industries and institutions. In their everyday practice, lawyers need to face such situations, which are multidisciplinary by definition. For instance, evaluating scientific elements in a case they are working on, or choosing the best scientific experts to consult, or dealing with regulatory aspects of new technologies. In parallel, science and technology experts often have to face the gap between their work and its legal framework. Last but not least, philosophers and ethicists are also involved in the debate because of the potential ethical and social impact of neuroscientific findings and new technological applications. A better interdisciplinary interaction between scholars in law and scholars in neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence is a strict necessity for people who want to have better job opportunities and research developments. The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Winter School is a school open to lawyers, scientists and non-scientists. Basic scientific information is provided on Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Genetics and Robotics, while basic law concepts are discussed for non-lawyers. The core of the activity is devoted to the intersection between law and new technologies, in a comparative perspective. The school is directed to graduate/master degree students, PhD Students, and early career professionals in law, psychology or engineering.
The aim of the school is to provide deeper information about (i) The increasingly advanced neuroscientific findings and robotic techniques, (ii) The impact of neuroscience and new technologies on different legal systems (iii) The philosophical / ethical debate about science and new technologies. (iv) How science and technologies can drive innovation in law.
Participants are encouraged to apply if they wish a career as:
- intellectual property lawyers
- legal consultants for tech-companies
- criminal lawyers  willing to strenghten their knowledge and skills in the scientific evidence
- roboticists and engineers willing to have a better knowledge of the regulations regarding robots, AI and new technologies
- psychologists and psychiatrists serving as experts in court
- academic researchers and teachers in the field of law, science and new technologies

For any information about the program, please contact Dr. Barbara Bottalico:
For any information about logistics and accommodation, please contact Ms. Carlotta Barinotti,, or Mr. Andrea Ciricugno,

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