Update: The links below have been fixed.
More information is now available about the "Pain, Neuroimaging, and the Law" Conference at Stanford Law School on December 4, 2008 that I blogged about earlier. See here for free registration and the list of speakers.
Here is the conference abstract posted at the Stanford Center for Law & the Biosciences blog:
The issue of the existence or extent of pain comes up hundreds of thousands of times each year in the United States legal system, through personal injury suits, disability determinations, and workers compensation. Current methods of detecting pain are well short of perfect. The science of pain is being revolutionized by neuroimaging technologies, which may in turn have important implications for the law. The goal of this conference is to explore whether and how neuroimaging can help the law deal with claims about individuals’ pain.
This event is a one-day conference at Stanford Law School, featuring expert neuroimaging scientists, lawyers, and scholars working at the intersection of these fields. Leading neuroscientists from around the world will clarify the current and likely near future state of the science, and legal scholars and practitioners will examine its potential effects on the legal system.