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CLB Journal Club with Jonas Jacobson


October 20, 2009 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 283


Journal Club: Neuroscience of Addiction and Drug Law

Neuroscience is rapidly solidifying an understanding of the neural basis of addiction. What are the implications of this understanding for drug law reform? How can we reconcile traditional moral and practical reasons for punishing drug users with the mechanistic, determinative explanations for addiction offered by neuroscience? How do both traditional drug sentencing laws (The Federal Sentencing Guidelines) and reform efforts (San Francisco Drug Courts) stack up to the neuroscientific evidence? The discussion will be facilitated by Jonas Jacobson, SLS '09.

Tuesday, Oct 6th, 2009
12:45-14:00 – Lunch will be served
Room 283. Stanford Law School