Professor Drobac Lectures Around the World on Neuroscience and the Law
Professor Jennifer Drobac spent much of the summer presenting her research on adolescent neuroscience and law to other academics around the world.
First, she presented at the Law & Society Association 2012 International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 7. Then she attended a faculty seminar in Brisbane on June 15 at the University of Queensland. Then it was off to another faculty seminar on June 21 in Sydney at the University of Sydney where she also was a Parsons Visiting Scholar, followed by the Athens Institute of Education and Research Law Conference in Athens on July 16. She presented her work titled “ Abandoning Teenage Consent for Adolescent Assent: Harmonizing Developmental Sciences and the Law.”
Professor Drobac received grant money from the law school, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland, and from IUPUI to fund her participation at the conferences and her lecture presentations.
"By presenting my research on adolescent neuroscience and law to academics from around the world, I have gathered new perspectives and information which are influencing my work,” she said. “Scholarly exchange plays a vital role in making the world better, safer, and economically vibrant. The international relationships I've formed will undoubtedly benefit all of us for years to come."