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Saks to present neuroscience research

May 11, 2010

Regents’ Professor Michael Saks will address the third annual meeting of the Law & Neuroscience Project, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, on May 19-22, in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Saks and Nicholas Schweitzer, an assistant professor in the Social and Behavioral Sciences division of the ASU New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, will present the results of their research on the effects of neuro-images on jurors.

Saks is a Regents’ Professor of Law and Psychology, and a Faculty Fellow in the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation. His research focuses on empirical studies of the legal system, especially decision-making, the behavior of the litigation system, and the law’s use of science. Saks is the fourth most-cited law-and-social-science scholar in the U.S., and has authored approximately 200 articles and books. Courses he has taught include criminal law, evidence, law and science, property and torts.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law