Randy Hopper was a featured speaker at a Continuing Legal Education Program on the Brain. Mr Hopper, along with internationally renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Uzma Samadani…

On October 26, 2017, RRH&A Managing Partner, Randy Hopper was a featured speaker at a Continuing Legal Education Program on the Brain. Mr Hopper, along with internationally renowned neurosurgeon, Dr. Uzma Samadani held a Plenary Session where they discussed a number of emerging issues and trends regarding Neuroscience and the Law.
 
Emerging Issues that were discussed:
  • Memory – neurodegenerative diseases
  • Brain death –legal death
  • Addiction – liability, culpability and exculpability
  • Emotion and decision making
  • The adolescent brain
  • The psychopathic brain
  • The athletes brain
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotic thinking & learning, use of robotic devices in surgery
  • “Neuroscience and…”
    • Education
    • Marketing
    • Politics
    • Economics & investing
    • Leadership, orgainzation management, decision making
  • Neuroethics
    • Moral philosophy
    • Neurophilosophy – as it applies to decision making
  • Neuroimmunity – The Integration of the Neuroendocrine System and the Immune System
  • Identifying Neuronal Cell Types and Subtypes –Methylation of DNA and its Implications for Brain Mapping
 
In addition to his 30 year practice of law, Mr Hopper also serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School co-teaching Neuroscience and the Law.

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