Law and Behavioral Science (LaBS) is a student organization helping to bring groundbreaking behavioral science research that has profound implications for law and policy-making to the Harvard Law School community.

Over the past decade, the number of law review articles citing to prominent mind sciences journals has skyrocketed while an increasing number of law schools have begun offering courses emphasizing relevant insights from social psychology and related fields. LaBS hopes to provide a community of committed students who seek a more rigorous interdisciplinary approach to legal studies. Working in conjunction with the scholars affiliated with the Harvard Project on Law and Mind Sciences, LaBS will host speakers and collaborate with other organizations on campus to help fill a void in legal discourse. LaBS will also reach out to other law schools and graduate departments in the region with the hope that our efforts will inspire like-minded students to embark on similar initiatives and collaborative projects.

LaBS will be hosting speakers throughout the 2017-2018 academic year and encourages you to get in touch with its leadership if you are interested in sharing your work. Likewise, if you are an HLS student interested in getting involved, or a student at another school and interested in collaborating with LaBS, the LaBS leadership would love to hear from you.

For more information, or to join the LaBS e-mail list, please e-mail LaBS at salms@mail.law.harvard.edu.