Dr. Eagleman is the director of Baylor College of Medicine's Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, which studies how new discoveries in neuroscience should navigate the way we make laws, punish criminals, and develop rehabilitation. The project brings together a unique collaboration of neurobiologists, legal scholars, and policy makers, with the goal of building modern, evidence-based policy.

The Initiative hosts a bi-annual Conference on Neuroscience and Law.  Additionally, Dr. Eagleman teaches a yearly neurolaw seminar course which is open to students and professionals.

Along with his primary appointment at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Eagleman serves as a faculty affiliate at the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, as well as adjunct faculty at Rice University.

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A talk on neurolaw at the RSA in London

 A short interview on about the main issues in neurolaw