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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.

Francis appears on “This Week in Health” podcast

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis recently appeared on the podcast “The Week in Health Law.” Listen to Francis’ segment here. 

Reproductive rights and equality under challenge in the U.S.

By Leslie Francis, originally posted on OUPblog.  For the over 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade that people have a constitutionally protected interest in deciding whether or not to reproduce, reproductive rights have been a persistent flashpoint of controversy in the United States. The controversy has been characterized by more heat […]

Francis discusses abortion laws and reproductive rights on BYUradio

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis participated in a discussion titled “Abortion Laws, Stereotypes, Entrepreneurs” on the Top of Mind show on BYUradio. The discussion was primarily focused on abortion laws and reproductive rights under Trump. Listen to the full discussion here »