Professor of Law
Adam Kolber is a professor at Brooklyn Law School where he writes and teaches in the areas of criminal law, health law, bioethics, and neuroethics. He created the Neuroethics & Law Blog in 2005 and taught the first law school course devoted to law and neuroscience in 2006. In 2007-2008, Kolber was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. As part of a MacArthur Foundation grant, he taught law and neuroscience topics to federal and state judges. His work has been frequently quoted in the media, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Kolber began his academic career on the faculty of the University of San Diego School of Law. Before that, he clerked for the Honorable Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practiced law with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. He graduated Order of the Coif from Stanford Law School, where he was an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. Prior to law school, he was a business ethics consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Among his recent publications, Kolber has written “Freedom of Memory Today,” 1 Neuroethics 145 (2008); “Therapeutic Forgetting: The Legal and Ethical Implications of Memory Dampening,” 59 Vanderbilt Law Review 1561 (2006); “The Experiential Future of the Law,” 60 Emory Law Journal 585 (2011); “The Subjective Experience of Punishment,” 109 Columbia Law Review 182 (2009); “The Comparative Nature of Punishment,” 89 Boston University Law Review 1565 (2009); and “Pain Detection and the Privacy of Subjective Experience,” 33 American Journal of Law & Medicine 433 (2007).