The Mind & Criminal Defense

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Registration Open

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available


This program for the defense will focus on the use of neuroscience in the courtroom.  This rapidly developing area of law involves a wide range of legal issues including admissibility, relevance, the propriety of expert testimony, effect on jurors, and neuroethics. The program is co-chaired by attorney John Wright (RPDO), and Dr. Cecil R. Reynolds (Professor Emeritus, Forensic Neuroscience), and will mostly feature faculty from outside of Texas.

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case (unfortunately, no exceptions).


“CAIL offers the epitome of CLE. Most helpful & envy of remainder of Texas. Keep it up!”

“Great speakers, very knowledgeable”

“I am going to attend other cont. educ. classes here. I wish I had known about this place earlier.”

-- from past Participants at this program

Schedule and Faculty

More information coming soon! Anticipated times for the program’s start/recess:

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

8:30 am Check-in & Registration – 4:30 pm Recess, followed by a Reception

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

8:30 am Lecture – 4:30 pm Adjourn

Lunch will be provided.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Mind and Criminal Defense, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $100/night, plus applicable fees/taxes for 5/14/2018-5/16/2018.

Please make your reservations by 4/30/2018. As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Book online

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-CW11
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 5/14/2018-5/16/2018
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Mind and Criminal Defense

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Waiver recipients must attend the program to receive the materials.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401