Francis X. Shen

Francis X. Shen

JD and PhD in Government and Social Policy, 2006 and 2008.
Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Presidential Fellow, University of Minnesota.
Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior.
Francis X. Shen

Francis X. Shen directs the Shen Neurolaw Lab at the University of Minnesota: "Every story is a brain story, and we focus our attention on the ways in which law and public policy can be improved through integration of brain science." He also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach activities for the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.

Law and Neuroscience, by Francis SchenFrancis X. Shen's latest book (with Owen D. Jones and Jeffrey D. Schall), is Law and Neuroscience, the first coursebook to cover the newly emerging field that explores both the promise within and the limitations of the intersection of these two disciplines. Wolters Kluwer (2014).

The Casualty GapFrancis X. Shen is co-author (with Douglas L. Kriner) of The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities, Oxford University Press (2010).

The Education Mayor, by Francis X. ShenFrancis X. Shen's first book (with Kenneth K. Wong, Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, and Stacey Rutledge), The Education Mayor: Improving America's Schools, has been published  by Georgetown University Press (2007).



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