Law Teacher, University of Sydney
Allan McCay is an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics, at Macquarie University and teaches at the University of Sydney Foundation Program.
He has taught at the law schools of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and the Business School at the University of Sydney. Allan trained as a solicitor in Scotland and has also practiced in Hong Kong
He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013 and his thesis considered the ethical and legal merits of behavioural genetics based pleas in mitigation in sentencing. He is interested in free will, philosophy of punishment and the criminal law’s response to neuroscience.
Australian law may be on the cusp of a brain-based revolution that will reshape the way we deal with criminals. Some researchers, such as neuroscientist David Eagleman, have argued that neuroscience should radically...