October 11, 2016
On October 11, 2016, Randy Hopper gave a presentation at Minnesota CLE at a CLE titled “The Brain” on the implications of new, groundbreaking research in neuroscience and the brain as it relates to the law; and, the ramifications of these nascent findings across practice areas.
Until now, the emerging field of “neuroscience and the law” has been mostly focused on the criminal justice system. However, questions have been raised regarding individual responsibility, the presentation of neuro-scientific data as it relates to evidence — as well as decision-making processes in witnesses, judges and juries. Leaders in this field are observing a growing need to introduce advances in brain science and knowledge of the brain, into the practice of law and in the courtroom. But such knowledge of the brain, and the impact of neuroscience, also affects other aspects of everyday life such as: across our society, within culture, in business and commerce and certainly, impact on public policy and ethics.
Mr. Hopper shared his insights on recent research and finding on the brain and the far-reaching implications for the law and lawyers, as well as its impact on our life around us and on individuals.