Minds, Brains, and the Law: Is the Notion of Responsibility Obsolete?


Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


UNC Charlotte Center City - Classroom #1105


CLE Credit:

1.5 Ethics Hours



$100 Attorney Rate

$50 Paralegal Rate



UNC Charlotte Center City Uptown

Classroom #1105

Charlotte, NC 28204


Special Info:

12:00 a.m. Registration and lunch

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. CLE Training


Seating is limited. Please register early. This session will be videotaped and available for replay at MCB.


The panelists will discuss current developments in neuroscience and the ethical implications it has on traditional legal principles of responsibility and punishment and its' applicability in the courtroom. Recent court cases will be cited in which neuroscience has been introduced in an effort to mitigate or excuse alleged criminal conduct. Hear how neuroscience and refinements in MRIs and other diagnostic tools as well as various psychiatric diagnostic processes impact conscious deliberation, rational thinking and self control and how they apply to the ethical practice of law.


Edward T. Hinson, Jr.

James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A.


Dr. James E. Pugh

Retired neurologist and member of the Presbyterian Hospital Ethics Committee and Charlotte Community Health Clinic


Dr. Lance Reger

Forensic psychiatrist and board certified in general psychiatry and addiction medicine. 

Hosted in conjunction UNCC Honors Program, UNCC Department of Philosophy, UNCC Honors College and the UNCC Center for Professional and Applied Ethics



Download Registration form here and return via:

Fax: 704/333-6209

Mail: 438 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

Phone: 704/375-8624