Laura Anne Taylor, Law & Bioscience Fellow
Laura Anne is currently a third year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and is a returning Biolaw Fellow. In addition to her work with the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, she is the student director of the Pro Bono Initiative Medical-Legal Clinic. Laura Anne spent her 1L summer as a legal intern at Cognizant Technology Solutions, U.S. Corp. in Salt Lake City, UT and her 2L summer as an ORISE Fellow at the Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of General Counsel, Public Health Division at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Prior to law school, Laura Anne graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from Washington & Lee University, and then spent 4 years living, working, and skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Cullen Archer, Law & Bioscience Fellow
Cullen is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. Cullen graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a B.A. in Chemistry and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a Doctor of Medicine. Cullen has returned to law school after practicing Obstetrics & Gynecology for many years and is focusing his studies on healthcare law and intellectual property. He volunteers at the Pro Bono Initiative Medical-Legal Clinic. He is also an avid golfer, scuba diver, and antiquarian book collector.
Shaun Mathur, Law & Bioscience Fellow
Shaun is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law where he is a member of the Utah Law Review. Shaun graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University and is interested in pursuing a career in intellectual property law. Prior to law school, Shaun was an avid ice hockey player.
Mark Arrington, Center for Medical Innovation Fellow
Mark is currently a second year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. His studies are focused on Intellectual Property and its application to the Health Sciences. Mark graduated from University of California, San Diego with a B.S. in Chemistry and then from Colorado State University with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. Prior to law school, Mark spent over a decade in the pharmaceutical industry as a drug discovery researcher pursuing treatments for neuroscience, asthma, and oncology indications.
Tenley Schofield, Center For Medical Innovation Fellow
Tenley is currently a patent agent, a staffmember of the Utah Law Review, and a third year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. After completing undergraduate studies in biochemistry at Bowdoin College, Tenley specialized in enzymology, conducting research in cytochrome p450 and eosinophils. In 2012, she was a Quinney research fellow and interned for Chief Justice Matthew Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court. This summer, Tenley completed a ten week externship at the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) in Washington, D. C. Her interests include foraging for edible mushrooms, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and scuba diving.
Natasha Naylor, NSF Post Doctoral Fellow
Natasha Naylor, is the Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Autism, Social Science, and the Law at S.J. Quinney College of Law. Natasha received her J.D. from the University Of Utah in 2012. Prior to law school Natasha attended Texas Tech University where she obtained a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies. During undergrad Natasha was a research assistant (RA) in a triad of social science research laboratories and a practicum student at Lubbock’s MHMR Methadone Clinic. After undergrad, Natasha studied clinical psychology at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) were she received her master’s degree. While at UTEP, Natasha worked as a research assistant for the Prevention and Treatment in Clinical Health Laboratory (Patch Lab) where she conducted research on alcohol use and smoking cessation interventions in Hispanic populations, and co-authored two articles published in the American Journal on Addictions and Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology. In addition, Natasha was a court visitor intern for Probate Court #2 in El Paso, Texas where she conducted pre guardianship assessment interviews and post guardianship follow-ups.
As a postdoctoral research fellow, Natasha’s focus is on developing an empirical understanding of the social and legal needs of adults with autism. The fellowship allows Natasha to work with a multi-disciplinary team of mentors in order to create projects directed at different social and legal issues. Currently, she is conducting research on adult guardianship procedures in Utah. Specifically, she is assessing whether safeguards are in place to protect putative wards, in addition to investigating the treatment of wards based on diagnosis.
Past Center Fellows
Laura Anne Taylor (’14)
Ryan Beckstrom (’13): Ryan is currently a Judicial Clerk with the Utah Court of Appeals.
Jeffrey Enquist (’13): Jeff is currently a Judicial Clerk with the Utah Supreme Court. In his spare time he is working on two journal articles, the first on mental health, gun control, and privacy, and the second on the legal implications of classifying obesity as a disability by the AMA.
Jeffrey Enquist (’13): Judicial Clerk, Utah Supreme Court (see above).
E. Edward Locke (’13): Edward is currently serving as a Clerk for the Salt Lake County District Attorney and also works as a Software Consultant with Alpha Dominche.
Kimberly Child (’12): Kim is currently an Associate with Ray Quinney & Nebeker. Prior to joining the firm, Kim served as a Judicial Clerk for Justice Jill N. Parrish of the Utah Supreme Court.
Sarah Brown (’12): Sarah is currently a Clinical Research Specialist with Medtronic in Mounds View, Minnesota.
Mark Schwarz (’12): Mark is the founder and owner of Pinpoint Law, PLLC based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Erin Peterson (’11)
Peter Law (’11): Peter has been working with Knobbe Martens since 2011 and is currently an Associate in the firm’s San Diego office.
Visiting Fellow 2010
Charity Williams (’09)
Terrece Pearman (’11)
Tim Considine (’10)