Deborah Denno


speaker Deborah Denno

In some cases, neuroscience is making the battle of [court] experts very different than it used to be.

Professor Deborah Denno is the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, torts, and various seminars.  She is also the Founding Director of the Neuroscience and Law Center at Fordham University School of Law.  Prior to joining the Fordham Law faculty in 1991, she clerked for Anthony J. Scirica, now Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Denno’s Neuroscience and Law Center provides evidence-based information to academics, lawyers, and the public about legally relevant advances in neuroscience with the goal of fostering legal scholarship and the use of neuroscience in legal circles. Professor Denno has published on a broad range of topics relating to criminal law, criminal procedure, social sciences and the law, and the death penalty.  She also initiated cutting-edge examinations of criminal law defenses pertaining to insanity, rape law, gender differences, biological and genetic links to crime, drug offenses, among others.