"The Neuroscience of Decision-Making: Accuracy, Efficiency and Equity"
with Judicial Professor Kimberly Papillon
Click on a date range to learn more and register for the course. Most classes include three sessions on separate days; you must attend all three sessions on all three days for credit.
For Attorneys Ad Litem and Guardians Ad Litem
Register for Class C (April 26, May 3 & May 10, 2021) or
Register for Class D (April 27, May 4 & May 11, 2021)
For Family Law Practitioners
Register for Class A (May 18, May 25 & June 1, 2021) or
Register for Class B (April 27, May 4 & May 11, 2021)
For Members of the Judiciary
Register for Class A (April 28, May 5 & May 12, 2021) or
Register for Class B (May 17, May 24 & June 7, 2021) or
Register for Class C (May 19, May 26 & June 2, 2021)
For Criminal Defense Attorneys
Register for Class A (May 6, May 13 & May 20, 2021) or
Register for Class B (May 24, June 7 & June 14, 2021)
Register for Class B (May 27)
About Track 1
Did you know that scientists have scanned people’s brains as they make decisions and that these scans tell us what motivates us, scares us and fools us? How can we use these studies to help attorneys make more accurate an effective decisions and explore how brain reactions affect efficient and effective deliberation by judges in high stress environments?
In this highly interactive course, participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience. Brain imaging studies will be used to explain how attorneys advocate effectively and evaluate accurately. Participants will explore how reactions in our brains affect our assessments of threat, injury, intelligence, credibility, and competence in a charged environment. The course will pinpoint the areas where discretion and expertise are utilized and where strategy can be affected by implicit processes and subtleties. The content will present concrete solutions and tools to reduce or prevent the unwanted effects of neurophysiologic reactions and unconscious associations in decision-making. The course will identify ways to increase fairness guided by science.