DePaul Law Review Symposium
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
March 3, 2006
It has long been proven that certain biological factors influence human behavior. However, traditionally only few of these studies have ever been mentioned in the courtroom. Law and science have developed independently, each existing in a virtual vacuum of each other. Recently, however, there are signs that the trend has begun to turn. For example, in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision, Roper v. Simmons, the case in which the Court declared the execution of juveniles unconstitutional, biological factors have become more of a focus for the court.
This interdisciplinary Symposium provides a unique opportunity for members of the legal and scientific communities to communicate and collaborate on many of the most controversial and relevant issues in family law, including domestic violence, juvenile justice, same-sex relationships, and sexual abuse of children. Presenters from the scientific community will share their knowledge regarding the biological mechanisms that affect human behavior; representatives from the legal community will discuss the possible implications of these studies on the law. This conference is open to all interested members of the family law community and those who advocate for or have any interest in the above issues.
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(Registration is $50 per registrant; $30 per registrant if an employee of a nonprofit organization; $20 for students).
Please contact Christine Matott at email@example.com or (312) 362-8553 if you have any questions.
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