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Francis and Brown participate in Addictions Update Conference

Leslie Francis and Teneille Brown, both law professors at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, were participants at the recent Addictions Update Conference sponsored earlier this month by the U’s School of Medicine. The event was co-sponsored by the U’s Department of Psychiatry, the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health […]

Francis to present at the 2019 Utah State of Reform conference

University of Utah Law Professor Leslie Francis will be presenting at 2019 Utah State of Reform: Bridging the Gap Between Health Care and Health Policy, on April 24, at the City Creek Marriott. She will be part of a panel on “An Update on Legal Challenges in Health Care Today.”  Her discussion will address the […]

Francis to speak at Utah State Bar Elder Law section meeting

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Elder Law Section of the Utah State Bar on Tuesday, April 16, at noon. The topic of her talk is “Estate Planning and Novel Reproductive Technologies: the Revenge of the Fertile Octogenarian.” In the talk, […]

Francis to participate in American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Conference

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will be participating in an ethics panel for the 20th Annual American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) Conference on October 18-21 in Anaheim California. The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Annual Conference connects individuals and groups across many disciplines, all with interest […]

Brown and Francis participate in panel discussion on problems in medical device industry

The Utah Film Center recently hosted a screening of the documentary The Bleeding Edge, which explores problems in the medical device industry. Following the documentary, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Leslie Francis and Teneille Brown spoke on a panel to discuss the film and how the $400 billion medical device industry […]

Francis publishes on Harvard Law’s “Bill of Health” blog on meaningful access to health care

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis recently published on the Harvard Law School blog, “Bill of Health.” Read Francis’ full commentary,  “Making “Meaningful Access” Meaningful: Equitable Healthcare for Divisive Times,” here.

Francis interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune about Facebook founder’s visit to Congress

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis was interviewed in a recent story in The Salt Lake Tribune titled “Utah internet experts size up Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s impending visit to Congress.” Read the full story here. Francis is author of “Privacy: What Everyone Needs to Know.”

Francis: Beware of pitfalls of Graham-Cassidy proposal

As a policy debate continues to rage nationally about the future of the Affordable Care Act, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis outlines why Graham-Cassidy —the newest effort to repeal Obamacare —poses a threat to employer-provided health insurance. Francis, who holds joint appointments […]

Is There a Fourth Amendment Expectation of Privacy in Prescription Records? According to the Utah District Court, Maybe Not

By Leslie Francis, as originally posted on Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health blog. It might come as a surprise to many in the United States that they may have no Fourth Amendment reasonable expectation of privacy in their physicians’ records when their physicians transfer these records to state agencies under state public health laws. […]

Leslie and John Francis co-author new book on privacy

Husband and wife team —who are both University of Utah professors —explore understanding privacy in a complex and changing online world.