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Neurolaw

Postby blueoctavo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:13 am

Hello! I'm new here so sorry if this has already been covered, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on schools focusing on neurolaw? I know Vanderbilt has a program on it, but I'm curious if there are any other notable schools. It's a bit of an emerging field, so I was thinking of focusing on criminal law and using that as a segue into neurolaw, but any thoughts?

Cheers!

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:18 am

Get your head right.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:21 am

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby blueoctavo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:24 am

lol did i just break some kind of sacred code or something :shock:

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby brotherdarkness » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:24 am

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Danger Zone
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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:24 am

You blew our minds.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby clone22 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:07 am

everyone knows that ITE, neurolaw is where its at

recommend cooley and yale

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby 03152016 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:48 am

TCR: Psychokinesis clinic at Ave Maria

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby PepperJack » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:50 am

What they're saying is these oddball types of specialties aren't practiced at many law firms so it's difficult to know what to tell you. You don't really specialize in a type of law. You take general classes, and try to get a job where you want. All law school does is train you to think a certain way, and the firms generally mold this way of thinking to their clients' interests. However, most of what you learn is cross-practice level. Things like reasonableness, and good faith will show up everywhere.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:17 am

blueoctavo wrote:lol did i just break some kind of sacred code or something :shock:


No, it's just most really obscure specializations don't matter, because there are probably only a handful of lawyers who work in that specific field. The odds of you finding employment there are slim to none just based on numbers. Also, it's just funny how you threw out the term "neurolaw" as though everyone knows what it is.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:17 am

blueoctavo wrote:lol did i just break some kind of sacred code or something :shock:


The first rule of neurolaw is that you don't talk about neurolaw.
The second through 1000th rule of neurolaw is that there is no such thing as neurolaw.

Stay turned for my follow-up to A Day as an International Lawyer, titled A Day as an International Neurolawyer.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby TigerDude » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:17 pm

I thought it just meant being a neurotic lawyer.

I figured that would be extremely common.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:23 pm

Vanderbilt has a whole foundation for it. Also, in terms of practice, it's non-existent, but if you want to write about, you might want to find a good mentor. Definitely don't choose a worse school Bc of that, but if choosing between equals and you find a professor who has written extensively on it, you might want to lean that way (I.e maybe someone at Duke has written about the implications of fMRI as evidence??). Also, I was a neuroscience major, and was somewhat interested in this field before getting to law school, and them realized it's not as interesting as I thought. In fact, almost all cross disciplinary studies are bs and spend most of their time trying to justify their existence (I.e neuroeconomics)

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby blueoctavo » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:06 pm

LOL ok all jokes aside, thanks to those who gave constructive feedback and info on job prospects. and yeah fair enough, i probably should have said something about the term itself, but the fact that it needed clarification at all probably should've said something to me about its obscurity :/

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby phillywc » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:18 pm

Glad you are being reasonable, credit!

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby cron1834 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:35 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
blueoctavo wrote:lol did i just break some kind of sacred code or something :shock:


The first rule of neurolaw is that you don't talk about neurolaw.
The second through 1000th rule of neurolaw is that there is no such thing as neurolaw.

Stay turned for my follow-up to A Day as an International Lawyer, titled A Day as an International Neurolawyer.


:D

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby JuTMSY4 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:45 pm

blueoctavo wrote:Hello! I'm new here so sorry if this has already been covered, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips on schools focusing on neurolaw? I know Vanderbilt has a program on it, but I'm curious if there are any other notable schools. It's a bit of an emerging field, so I was thinking of focusing on criminal law and using that as a segue into neurolaw, but any thoughts?

Cheers!


What would you do in neurolaw? It sounds like you want to be Tom Cruise from Minority Report.

This side of the law professor/PhD route (which is HYS, generally), these guys are pretty much spot on.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Bildungsroman » Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:53 pm

What is "neurolaw"?

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Hipster but Athletic » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:24 pm

If we are all just computers, how could we be culpable?

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby rad lulz » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:36 pm

There aren't really jobs practicing neurolaw

Even from vanderbilt

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Gooner91 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:55 pm

I just looked up neurolaw on wikipedia. It seems pretty interesting for the handful of people that do it.

OP I think that would be a cool field to go into (based on wiki...), although pretty risky due to the small group that works in it.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:46 pm

I'm still completely unsure how you would practice that.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby Otunga » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:55 pm

It sounds like you should become a law professor and write articles on the subject. Alternatively, I'm guessing one could go directly into neuroscience and work closely with attorneys. I clicked your profile and realized you didn't major in the sciences, so obviously the latter route requires a whole other four year degree. Either way, the most reasonable route if you're set on the field is to ace the LSAT and do your best for HYS, as some have stated.

Edit - Your numbers look to leave you out of HYS (they are solid however and apps there are still worthwhile). Perhaps then pursue the professor route at wherever t14 you decide to go, but recognize that you probably are gonna have to get a legal job unrelated to the neuro field.

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Re: Neurolaw

Postby cron1834 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:09 pm

I do believe this is the hierarchy:

hip hop & the constitution




Space Law




Neuro Law
Int'l Law




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