Duquesne University School of Law

Jane Campbell Moriarty, J.D.

Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship and Professor of Law

Office: Hanley Hall 235

Phone Number: 412.396.4469

E-Mail Address: moriartyj@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Law, Boston College Law School, 1983 B.A., Philosophy, Boston College, 1980

Jane Campbell Moriarty is the Carol Los Mansmann chair in faculty scholarship and professor of law at Duquesne University School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on scientific evidence, neuroscience and law, and professional responsibility. Among her publications are a casebook, Scientific and Expert Evidence (Aspen, 2007, 2d ed. 2011)(with John M. Conley), a treatise, Giannelli, Imwinkelried, Roth & Moriarity, Scientific Evidence (5th ed., 2013)(with annual supplements), a three-volume edited series, The Role of Mental Illness in Criminal Trials:Insanity & Mental Incompetence (three volumes in the Constitutional Controversies series)(Routledge Press, 2001), and a two-volume practitioner treatise, Psychological and Scientific Evidence in Criminal Trials, (West, 1996)(annual supps.,1997-2006).

Moriarty has written several articles about behavioral and forensic science evidence, the Salem witchcraft trials, and violence against women.  In the last few years, much of her work has involved the burgeoning field of neuroscience and law.  She is the author and co-author of peer reviewed articles on neuroscience and law and a chapter on neuroscience lie detection.  She is currently working on a book for NYU Press, entitled Are You Lying Now? Neurotechnology and Law (2016) and is developing an international series on neuroscience, law, and human behavior with colleagues. Moriarty is a frequent speaker on scientific evidence and neuroscience evidence and served as president of the Evidence Section of the Association of American Law Schools. 

During her career, she was named Professor of the Year (Akron Law) and awarded the Excellence in Teaching award (Duquesne Law).  A contributor to Black’s Law Dictionary, Moriarty has been included in Who’s Who in America, and has received awards for her scholarship.  She was a visiting professor at both Case Western University School of Law and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Moriarty received a B.A. from Boston College, summa cum laude, where she was awarded the Bapst Philosophy Medal and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  She graduated, cum laude, from Boston College Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Superior Court of Massachusetts and to Ralph J. Cappy, Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.  In 2010, she attended Neuroscience Bootcamp at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Neuroscience and Society.  

Law and Neuroscience


Expert Evidence




Recent (2009–2014)

National and International Conferences, Symposia, Colloquia, and Judicial Presentations


July 10–12, 2014, International Legal Ethics Conference VI, Legal Ethics at a Time of Regulatory Change. Paper: “Losing Faith: The Ministers of Justice and the Prosecutorial Mindset.” City Law School London, London, U.K.

June 8–10, 2014, Faculty Roundtable (20-25) on Criminal Justice Ethics. Fordham Law School. New York, NY.


April, 2013, Society for the Evolutionary Analysis in Law. “Fair Witness? Neuroscience, Law, and the Obsession with Deception.” University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA.

January, 2013, Association of American Law Schools, Panel Chair and Moderator. “Neuroscience & Evidence: The Science, The Scholarship, The Courtroom and The Classroom.” New Orleans, LA.


December, 2012, Emory University Center for Neuroethics. “Use and Abuse of Neuroimaging in the Courtroom Consensus Conference.” Invited as Key Content Speaker and Participant in a Science, Law, and Ethics Conference. Atlanta, GA.

June, 2012, “From Neuroselves to Neurosocieties.” Hampshire College (Interdisciplinary symposium on the role of neuroscience in society). Amherst, MA.

April, 2012, “Rehabilitating Lawyers: Perceptions of Deviance and its Cures in the Lawyer Reinstatement Process” (with Prof. Bruce Green) at: The Law: Business or Profession? The Continuing Relevance of Julius Henry Cohen for the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century. Conference at Fordham Law School, New York, NY.

April, 2012, The American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts. “Expert Evidence.” Las Vegas, NV.


November, 2011, Symposium: The Establishment Clause in Context, Symposium Moderator. Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA.

October, 2011, Public Lecture: “Intersecting Complexity: Neuroscience Lie Detection and the Legal Admissibility Matrix.”

Faculty/Student Colloquium: “Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom: At the Crossroads of a Contentious Relationship.” Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.

June, 2011, Second Annual Prescription for Criminal Justice Forensics, hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and the Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics. Topic: “Forensic Science Ethics.” Fordham Law School, New York, NY.

March, 2011, Symposium on Guilty Minds: Neuroscience & Criminal Law Symposium. Topic: “Neurodeception Evidence: The Admissibility Matrix.” University of Denver School of Law. Denver, CO.


November, 2010, Moderator, Cause of Death: An Interdisciplinary Look at the State of Forensic Death Investigation: “Scientific and Legal Considerations in the Investigation of Sudden, Suspicious, and Medically Unattended Deaths.” Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

October, 2010, Vanderbilt Law School, Roundtable on ABA Revisions to the Prosecutorial and Defense Function Standards. Nashville, TN.

September, 2010, Ohio State Judges’ Convention. “Neuroscience of Deception.”

March, 2010, American Psychology-Law Society: “Testing For Deception,” Invited Panelist on the Opening Plenary Panel. Vancouver, BC.

March, 2010, Moderator, ls Football Bad for the Brain? Forensic Scientific, Medical-Legal and Societal Aspects of the Concussion Debate, Wecht Institute of Forensic Science, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.


November, 2009, Symposium Planning Committee and Group Leader, Beyond Brady Disclosures in Criminal Cases: What Really Works? Jacob Burns Ethics Center, Cardozo Law School. New York, NY.

September, 2009, Does Forensic Science Need Fixing? Symposium on the Report of the American Academy of Sciences on Forensic Science, Wecht Institute of Forensic Science (Conference Chair and Speaker). Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

September, 2009, Ohio State Judges’ Convention. “The New Judicial Ethics Rules.”

March, 2009, Symposium: Report of the American Academy of Sciences on Forensic Science, Cleveland Marshall School of Law, Cleveland, OH.

February, 2009, Symposium on Jay Aronson’s book, GENETIC WITNESS. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

February, 2009, “Whores of the Court Revisited,” American Association of Forensic Science Annual Meeting (Behavioral Science in the US Courts: From the Salem Witchcraft Trials to Daubert). Denver, CO.

January, 2009, “Neuroimages of Deception and the Search for Evidential Truth,” faculty colloquium. Case Western University School of Law, Cleveland, OH.

Regional, State & Local Conferences and CLE Programs (through 2013)


May, 2012, The Judge Sam H. Bell Trial Advocacy Program Topic: Expert Testimony. Akron, OH.

May, 2012, Moderator, Shaken Baby Syndrome Conference. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

March, 2012, Women in IP: Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Law, Jones Day Pittsburgh.



ARE YOU LYING NOW? DECEPTION, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE LAW. New York University Press (forthcoming).


SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE (Giannelli, Imwinkelried, Roth, & Moriarty, 5th ed., 2012)(LexisNexis, two vols., supp. 2013, 2014).

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL TRIALS (Clark Boardman Callaghan/Thomson/West, 1996)(two vols., annual supplements 1997–2006).


SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERT EVIDENCE (Aspen, 2007)(John M. Conley and Jane Campbell Moriarty)(with Teachers’ Manual); (Second Edition, 2011). 


WOMEN AND THE LAW (Thomson/West) (1998–2010)(annual editions). 

Editor/overview author

MENTAL ILLNESS IN CRIMINAL TRIALS (three volumes in the CONSTITUTIONAL CONTROVERSIES series)(Routledge Press, 2001). 


Detecting Deception in J. R. Simpson (Ed.), NEUROIMAGING IN FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY: FROM THE CLINIC TO THE COURTROOM. Chichester: Wiley and Sons (2012)(with co-authors D.D. Langleben and D. Willard).


Brain Trauma, PET Scans, and Forensic Complexity, 31 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE & LAW 701–720 (2013) (invited submission)(science and law peer reviewed)(with co-authors Daniel D. Langleben and James M. Provenzale).

Using Brain Imaging for Lie Detection: Where Science, Law, and Policy Collide, 19 PSYCHOLOGY, PUBLIC POLICY & LAW 222 (2013)(with co-author Daniel D. Langleben).

Rehabilitating Lawyers: Perceptions of Deviance and its Cures in the Lawyer Reinstatement Process, XLFORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL 139 (2012)(with co-author Bruce Green).

“Waiving” Goodbye: Plea Bargaining and the Defense Dilemma of Competent Representation, 38 HASTINGS CONSTITUTIONAL LAW QUARTERLY 1029 (2011)(Invited Symposium)(with co-author Marisa M. Main).

“Will History Be Servitude?” The NAS Report on Forensic Science and the Role of the Judiciary, 2010 UTAH LAW REVIEW 299 (2010)(Invited Symposium).

Visions of Deception: Neuroimaging and the Search for Evidential Truth, 42 AKRON LAW REVIEW 739 (2009)(Symposium Article).

Flickering Admissibility: Neuroimaging Evidence in the US Courts, 26 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE & LAW 29 (2008)(by invitation; science and law peer-reviewed).

“Misconvictions,” Science and The Ministers of Justice, 86 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 1 (2007).

“While Dangers Gather”: The Bush Preemption Doctrine, Battered Women, Imminence and Anticipatory Self-Defense, 30 N.Y.U. REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE 1 (2005).

Forensic Science: Grand Goals, Tragic Flaws & Judicial Gatekeeping, 44 ABA JUDGES’ JOURNAL 16 (2005)(with co-author Michael J. Saks).

“Wonders of the Invisible World”: Prosecutorial Syndrome and Profile Evidence in the Salem Witchcraft Trials, 26 VERMONT LAW REVIEW 43 (2001).

Who’s Who in America (2014)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Duquesne University School of Law (2013)

Scholar of the Year, University of Akron School of Law (2011)

University of Akron School of Law Alumni Faculty Scholarship Award, April 2008: “Misconvictions,” Science and The Ministers of Justice, 86 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 1 (2007)

University of Akron School of Law Faculty Research Award, April 2008: “Misconvictions,” Science and The Ministers of Justice, 86 NEBRASKA LAW REVIEW 1 (2007)

Professor of the Year, University of Akron School of Law (2002)

Phi Beta Kappa (1980)

Alpha Sigma Nu (1980)

Summa Cum Laude (1980)

Bapst Philosophy Medal (1980)

Cum Laude (1983)

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