Law & Evolution eJournal
Editor: Jeffrey Evans Stake
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

This eJournal distributes abstracts with a focus on the intersection of law and evolution. First and foremost, evolutionary psychology and biology provide a model of human behavior that can be helpful in understanding legal rules, critiquing them, and suggesting reforms. Second, understanding the evolution of the biological world is important for constructing legal regimes to address a wide variety of issues, from the environment to medicine. Third, ideas can and often do replicate, becoming "memes," and their evolution has implications for the law, both because many areas of the law deal with ideas and because laws and legal institutions are themselves evolving replicators. This intersection of law and evolution should not be interpreted too broadly. This eJournal is not intended to include all studies of evolution and law, just those in which the evolution is Darwinian in nature. This eJournal accepts working and accepted papers, essays, published articles, experimental and research reports, and other scholarly treatments of topics within the intersection of LAW AND EVOLUTION.

LAW, BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR journals are sponsored by Indiana Maurer School of Law and by the UCLA School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Law & Evolution eJournal Advisory Board
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Editor: Jeffrey Evans Stake
Indiana University Maurer School of Law


Robert H. Frank

John Mikhail

Erin Ann O'Hara