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37th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium

Hosted by the American College of Forensic Psychology
in collaboration with Fielding Graduate University.

Fielding Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Fielding maintains responsibility for this pro-gram and its content. This program will offer a maximum of 22 hours of Continuing Education credits.

The American College of Forensic Psychology certifies that this activity is pending approval for 22 hours of MCLE from the State Bar of California.

John Philipsborn M.Ed., J.D., MAS

37th Annual Forensic Psychology Symposium / John Philipsborn M.Ed., J.D., MAS
John Philipsborn M.Ed, J.D.

John Philipsborn M.Ed., J.D., MAS


John Philipsborn is a lawyer who has practiced criminal defense for more than 40 years. He has litigated many complex cases both at trial and in reviewing courts including capital and non-capital homicide cases. He had figured as counsel of record, or as amicus counsel, in more than 90 decisions of reviewing courts, including the United States Supreme Court, and the California Supreme Court. He has been published more than 90 times, often on matters involving mental health issues and law, and his work has been recognized by several professional organizations. He has recently been a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Neuroscience and Society as well as at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law and Society.


Neuroscience and Competence to Stand Trial: A Lawyer’s Literature