Criminal Justice

The Mind & Criminal Defense

A Program For The Defense


Plano, Texas, USA (Tentative)

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MCLE Credit will be available

Registration will open soon. Email CAIL Staff directly with questions.

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Staff Assistant: +1.972.244.3415
Registrar: +1.972.244.3404

Fax: +1.972.244.3401


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This rapidly developing area of law involves a wide range of legal issues including admissibility, relevance, the propriety of expert testimony, effect on jurors, and neuroethics. This program will focus on the uses of psychological science in the courtroom that impact capital & non-capital defense litigation, with an emphasis on brain function, the effects of a client’s history on brain development and its relevancy to both guilt and mitigation in punishment.

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation.

Schedule and Faculty

Tentative times for the program’s start/recess:

Thursday, May 20, 2021
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Registrant Sign-in, followed by Lectures
5:00 p.m. Recess

Friday, May 21, 2021
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Lectures
5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Note: Free registrants must attend the program to receive materials at no cost.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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