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Law and the Emotions

Law and the Emotions: New Directions in Scholarship

This conference was the first gathering of its kind since the May 1998 meeting at the University of Chicago Law School that became the collection of interdisciplinary essays, The Passions of Law (Susan Bandes, ed., 1999). This conference had at its core the idea that the relevance of human emotion to legal analysis is a field worthy of deeper exploration in its own right. At this meeting, a broader, deeper dialogue on the connection between emotions and the law was developed among scholars representing a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, neuroscience, behavioral science, human rights, sociology and psychology.

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