3 October 2017

Appointment of David Roef as special professor of Criminal Law and Neurosciences

As per 1 July 2017, David Roef, who is currently an associate professor at our faculty, has been appointed as special professor of Criminal Law and Neurosciences (0,2 fte). The importance of neurosciences for law has increased considerably over the past years and this chair aims to contribute to the increasing need to link neuroscientific information and legal principles and concepts; the chair holder will contribute to interdisciplinary research and courses pertaining to the relation between law and neurosciences.


David Roef will mainly concentrate on possible legal consequences and the standardisation of certain neuroscientific developments, mainly related to criminal, legal-philosophical and human rights themes. In the faculty’s educational programme, he has a leading role in the Human and Legal Decision Making joint minor.