Brooklyn Law School’s Center for the Study of Law, Language and Cognition is devoted to exploring how developments in the cognitive sciences – including psychology, neuroscience and linguistics – have dramatic implications for the law at both theoretical and practical levels. The establishment of the Center in 1999 was spurred by the scholarly work of a substantial concentration of BLS faculty whose writings are informed by advances in cognitive psychology and linguistics.The Center is the only one of its kind in the nation.
Since its inception, prominent scholars and specialists from around the world have come to Brooklyn Law School to share their research and engage in discussion and debate. Its symposia and lectures have produced a distinguished body of interdisciplinary publications in the Brooklyn Law Review and the Journal of Law and Policy. The Center also supports Brooklyn Law School’s faculty who are engaged in research relating to law, language and cognition, by providing research grants, and has itself received federal grant support. The Center has recently expanded its activities by bringing to Brooklyn Law School visiting fellows to work with faculty on projects involving empirical research, and to provide students with opportunities to interact with young scholars involved in ground-breaking research.