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Connecting the law with the science of the mind

The only one of its kind in the nation, the Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition is devoted to exploring how developments in the cognitive sciences— including psychology, neuroscience and linguistics—have dramatic implications for the law at both theoretical and practical levels.

Since its inception in 1999, the center has drawn prominent scholars and experts from around the world to the Law School to share their research and engage in dynamic discussion and debate. Symposia and lectures sponsored by the center have produced a distinguished body of interdisciplinary publications in the Brooklyn Law Review and the Journal of Law and Policy. The center also brings to campus Visiting Fellows to work with faculty on projects involving empirical research and to provide students with opportunities to interact with young scholars involved in ground-breaking research. Faculty who are engaged in research related to law, language, and cognition also receive support for their work through the center.

Directors & Faculty

The Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition Steering Committee, under the leadership of the Center Director Lawrence M. Solan, is an outstanding group of faculty who have expertise and a special interest in the study of language, linguistics, and cognitive theory and their relationship to the law. 

Law, Language & Cognition Ethics Roundtable

Our Ethics Roundtables bring together expert speakers who present on legal ethics and psychology. View our featured video below.

LLC Ethics Roundtable: Free Will As a Matter of Criminal Law
LLC Ethics Roundtable: Free Will As a Matter of Criminal Law