UW-Madison Starts New Dual-Degree Program In Neuroscience and Law

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has established an integrated dual-degree program in neuroscience and law that offers students the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience and a J.D. in law.

Despite the national and international interest in activity at the intersection between neuroscience and the law, there have been very few opportunities in the country to educate students in neuroscience and in the law. To address this shortcoming, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has established the integrated program.

"The Program in Neuroscience and Law will train neuroscientists who also are competent in the law and prepare them to address the many important legal, scientific and public policy issues at the intersection of neuroscience and law," says Ronald Kalil, director of the UW-Madison Neuroscience and Public Policy Program, which will administer the new dual-degree option.

To read the full press release, click here.

To read a State Bar of Wisconsin article on the new program, click here.

Submitted by UW Law News on May 6, 2013

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