Call for applications now open and bursaries available for EANL Law, Cognitive Neuroscience & New Technologies Summer School Sept 5-10 Pavia, Italy

Where and when

The Summer School in Law Technology & Neuroscience, which will take place at the University of Pavia -Italy, from 5 to 10 September 2016 (6 days) Attending the 80% of classes is mandatory.

Full program and faculty list (preliminary version) are available at:

Registration fees


paviaThe selected participants are in charge of arranging and paying their own travel and accommodation in Pavia, Italy. The International office the University of Pavia will provide information about housing solutions in Pavia. The registration fee is € 400,00 and covers the tuition, the course materials and every-day lunch at the University canteen.


Eight bursaries covering the registration fee plus € 300,00 for travel and accommodation (for participants from Italy) or registration fee plus € 400,00 euros (for participants from abroad) are available.

How to apply

The application form (available at be sent, together with a CV in EU format and a short application letter describing your interest in the topic of the school and the possible impact of the school, on your career/job to: Please specify if you are also asking for a grant. The deadline is July 10, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by July 20, 2016.

Selection criteria

The assessment will be made on the basis of the candidates’ qualifications and CV, fluency in English, academic preparation and motivation. The selection committee is composed by the scientific committee of the school (prof. Amedeo Santosuosso, prof. Gabriella Bottini, Dr. Barbara Bottalico, Dr. Daniela Ovadia).

For inquiries contact Dr Barbara Bottalico:

Additional information

Research developments on the human brain are incredibly fast, and their applications on the field of artificial intelligence and robotics, or their use for forensic purposes in civil and criminal trials, have proved to be exponential. Further, technology is more and more present in a way that is having a relevant impact both on people’s habits and on the organization of work, industries and institutions. In their everyday practice, lawyers need to face such situations, which are multidisciplinary by definition. For instance, evaluating scientific elements in a case they are working on, or choosing the best scientific experts to consult, or dealing with regulatory aspects of new technologies. In parallel, science and technology experts often have to face the gap between their work and its legal framework. Last but not least, philosophers and ethicists are also involved in the debate because of the potential ethical and social impact of neuroscientific findings and new technological applications. A better interdisciplinary interaction between scholars in law and scholars in neuroscience, robotics and artificial intelligence is a strict necessity for people who want to have better job opportunities and research developments. The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Summer School is a school open to lawyers, scientists and non-scientists. Basic scientific information is provided on Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Genetics and Robotics, while basic law concepts are discussed for non-lawyers. The core of the activity is devoted to the intersection between law and new technologies, in a comparative perspective. The school is directed to graduate/master degree students, PhD Students, and early career professionals in law, psychology or engineering.

The aim of the school is to provide deeper information about (i) The increasingly advanced neuroscientific findings and robotic techniques, (ii) The impact of neuroscience and new technologies on different legal systems (iii) The philosophical / ethical debate about science and new technologies. (iv) How science and technologies can drive innovation in law.


Participants are encouraged to apply if they wish a career as:

– intellectual property lawyers

– legal consultants for tech-companies

– criminal lawyers  willing to strenghten their knowledge and skills in the scientific evidence

– roboticists and engineers willing to have a better knowledge of the regulations regarding robots, AI and new technologies

– psychologists and psychiatrists serving as experts in court

– academic researchers and teachers in the field of law, science and new technologies


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