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Brown Presents to National Association of Women Judges

On Friday, October 9, 2015, Professor Teneille Brown presented on current issues in neuroimaging evidence at the National Association of Women Judges 2015 Annual Conference. In her talk, she discussed recent neuroscience findings that use biomarkers to predict the rearrest of violent criminals, and describe a few different neuroimaging technologies and how they are being […]

Turing Backs Down in the Face of Social Media Pressure, Not Law

By Teneille Brown for BiolawToday.org. Teneille Brown is a professor of law and adjunct professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.  Social media feeds were ablaze last week when it was revealed that Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving toxoplasmosis drug, Daraprim, from $13.50 per tablet to $750 per tablet. Twitter […]

Brown to Speak at Harvard Conference on Law, Religion and Health Care

On May 8, 2015, Teneille Brown, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak about one of her papers at Harvard Law School as part of the Petrie-Flom conference on Law, Religion and Health Care in America. Brown’s talk is based on her new paper, “Accommodating Miracles,” the abstract […]

Brown Discusses Measles Outbreak and Vaccination Rules

Professor Teneille Brown discussed the recent measles outbreak with KSL TV on February 4, 2015. Referencing vaccination rules and the potential for legal action, Brown said, “It’s a private suit, so there are no criminal sanctions. So nobody’s going to jail. But it would be a judge who would decide that you had a duty to […]

Brown to Present at Stanford, Seattle U

On October 13, Teneille Brown presented her recent work as part of a junior faculty exchange at Seattle University. On November 4, she will give a talk at Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and Biomedical Science workshop hosted by Hank Greely.  The paper she is presenting is titled “Cancer Exceptionalism at the End of […]

Law Review Symposium 2014

Legal Borders and Mental Disorders The Challenge of Defining Mental Illness 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law What counts as a mental disorder? Is it when your behavior is statistically unusual, when it impairs your functioning, or when others think it is antisocial? We can define mental illness […]

The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom “The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics” discusses an aspect of reproductive rights that gets much less attention than abortion: society’s attempts to prevent or at least discourage some classes of women and men from having children. The event will […]

Feb. 28 Symposium to Focus on Eugenics, the ‘Other Side’ of Reproductive Rights

On Friday, February 28, beginning at 8:00 a.m., the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a symposium titled The Other Side of Reproductive Rights: The Untold Story and Ethics of Modern Eugenics. The half-day event will include a reading of Stumped, a one-act play by Debora Threedy, a playwright and professor […]

3L Smith Wins National Pi Alpha Alpha Manuscript of the Year Award

Scarlet Smith, a 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently discovered that she had received the Pi Alpha Alpha Master Student Manuscript of the Year Award for a paper she wrote in Professor Teneille Brown’s Health Law and Human Rights class.  In this interview, Smith describes the genesis of the […]

Improving the Law, Past, Present, and Future: A Century and Counting of Engaged Scholarship

Join the College of Law in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom to learn about and salute the College of Law’s century of influential legal scholarship as service. This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested. 12:00- Lunch 12:15- Introduction 12:20- Keynote -A history of Utah Law Scholarship and the influence of […]