Judicial Conclave Focuses on Effects of Advances in Neuroscience and Technology

NeuroscienceThe UNM School of Law, the Judicial Education Center, and the New Mexico Supreme Court presented the 2013 New Mexico Judicial Conclave in June. This year’s conclave focused on how advances in neuroscience and technology affect communication in the courts. The panel of speakers highlighted how neuroscience advancements can be used as tools to predict criminal intent and how the courts should interpret these new forms of technology. According to Alan M. Malott (79), the curriculum was especially significant in the light of national news stories, such as, the NSA’s telephone surveillance program and the frequent public shootings around the country. The Judicial Conclave is a mandatory annual event for judges from the state and tribal courts that provides an education forum on various topics.

For more information please read Mr. Malott’s article

July 18, 2013