Utah Law faculty updates: May 2024

Jun 18, 2024 | Faculty

Each month, we share notable updates—including presentations, publications, panels, and other accomplishments—from Utah Law faculty members.

Professor Teneille Brown, a white woman with long, light-brown hairProfessor Teneille Brown

  • Presentations
    • “We Have Lost Our Minds,” Pace Law Review Symposium, Pace University Elizabeth Haub School of Law, White Plains, NY (Apr. 2024).
    • “Diaz v. U.S. Amicus Brief,” Evidence Summer Workshop, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN (May 2024) with Emily Murphy.
    • “The Bio-Legal Mismatch,” BioLawLapalooza, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA (May 2024).
    • “How Rejecting Character Evidence May Lead to More Unfair Outcomes,” National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, National Conference of State Courts, Salt Lake City, UT (May 2024).

Professor Paul Cassell, a middle-aged white man with red hair wearing a black suit coat and blue collared shirtProfessor Paul Cassell

  • Publications
    • Army of Survivors: How Victim Impact Statements in the Larry Nassar Sentencing Promoted Justice, MARQUETTE LAWYER (2024).


Professor Jorge Contreras, a Hispanic man with short black hair and glassesProfessor Jorge Contreras

  • Presentations
    • “Hot Topics” (panelist), Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things, University College London, London, England (May 2024).
  • Other activities
    • “A Report of the Consumer Welfare Committee: What Constitutes Antitrust Harm?,” Study B-750, California Law Revision Commission (Jan. 2024) with Warren Grimes, Douglas Melamed, Heather Nyong’o, and Barak Orbach.

Professor Leslie Francis, an older white woman with long silver hair wearing a silver medallion necklaceProfessor Leslie Francis

  • Publications
    • Leslie Francis and John G. Francis, Why Allowing States to Regulate Abortions is Sometimes Better Than the Alternatives, NEWSWEEK (May 2024).
    • Leslie Francis and John G. Francis, STATES OF HEALTH: THE ETHICS AND CONSEQUENCES OF POLICY VARIATION IN A FEDERAL SYSTEM (Oxford University Press, 2024).
  • Presentations
    • “Supported Decisionmaking: Ethical Approaches,” National Institutes of Health, Department of Bioethics (Apr. 2024).
    • “Justifying Within-Nation Travel for Ethically Controversial Care,” Charm City Colloquium, University of Maryland/Johns Hopkins University (May 2024) with John Francis.

Professor Amos Guiora, a white man with grey hair wearing round-rimmed glasses and a blue-and-white-striped button-up and navy blazer

Professor Amos Guiora

  • Presentations
    • “Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism,” Texas A&M School of Law (May 2024).
    • “An Overview of the Bystander Initiative,” Litigation Section of the Utah State Bar, Utah Center for Legal Inclusion and Parsons Behle and Latimer (May 2024).
    • “Establishment of the Alexander Z. Guiora Bystander Initiative Award,” S. J. Quinney College of Law (May 2024).
    • “Israeli Conflict and Lessons for the Judiciary,” National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, National Conference of State Courts, Salt Lake City, UT (May 2024).
  • Other activities
    • “Identifying Environmental Predictors of Child Maltreatment,” 1U4U Innovation grant, University of Utah (with Professor Christy Porucznik and Professor Rich Medina).