The Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences (SALMS) is a student organization helping to bring groundbreaking mind sciences 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. SALMS 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, SALMS will host speakers and collaborate with other organizations on campus to help fill a void in legal discourse. SALMS 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.

SALMS will be hosting speakers throughout the 2013-2014 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 law student at another school and interested in launching a SALMS-like organization on your campus, the SALMS leadership would love to hear from you.

The association is sponsored in part by a generous donation from the international law firm of Jones Day.

For more information, or to join the SALMS e-mail list, please e-mail John Miller at jmiller@jd15.law.harvard.edu.