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2017 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium – Teneille Brown

February 15, 2017 @ 3:05 pm - 5:05 pm

3:05 – 5:05 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609
The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, as well as leaders in legal practice in law and the biosciences. Registered students at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for participating in the colloquium; other interested participants are welcome to join us. Visit the Center web page to learn more about the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

Speaker Sessions open to the whole University community (other sessions are held exclusively for students).

1 hour CLE (pending).  Free and open to the public. For questions about this event contact Jackie (801) 587-0221.

*Visitors will need to check in at the information desk on level 1 or level 2 to receive access to level 4.


Mental Illness: Character, Habit, or Physical trait?

teneille-brown-photoProfessor Brown’s research is highly interdisciplinary, and spans a wide range of issues at the intersection of law, biotechnology, medicine, and ethics. She is currently researching the cognitive science of decision-making and how this may inform the Federal Rules of Evidence. She is also pursuing work generally in contemporary issues related to law and the biosciences: the regulation of neurodevices, how neuroscience and genetics may inform legal notions of personhood or intent, and the relevance of neuroscience and genetics evidence at sentencing. Brown joined the faculty in 2009 following two years as a fellow at Stanford University, where she was a post-doctoral scholar in the medical school’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and a fellow with the law school’s Center for Law and the Biosciences (CLB). She remains a non-residential fellow at CLB. Professor Brown was also been a fellow with the MacArthur Foundation’s ground breaking Law and Neuroscience Project, where she worked for the Network on Legal Decision Making. Before that, she practiced law for two years at Latham & Watkins in Washington DC, specializing in early stage medical device mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and FDA regulatory matters.


Brown graduated from the University of Michigan Law School. Before attending law school, Professor Brown conducted HIV clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her B.A. with high honors and distinction. She majored in the History and Sociology of Science, with concentrations in bioethics and the biological basis of behavior.


Her work has been featured in the New York Times, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and Science Progress, and she has also presented her research to law faculty, neuroscientists, geneticists, practicing attorneys, and judges across the country.


Professor Brown teaches Torts, Evidence, Health Law and Human Rights, Bioethics & the Law, and Current Issues in Law & Biosciences.

2017 Colloquium Schedule

January 11, 2017 – Stephanie Bair, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

January 18, 2017 – Dave Gessel, Executive Vice President, Utah Hospital Association

January 25, 2017 – Suzette Goucher, JD, RN, Director Risk Management, University of Utah Hospital & Clinics

February 1, 2017 – Dan Burk, Professor, University of California, Irvine

February 8, 2017 – L. Rex Sears, Maschoff Brennan

February 15, 2017 – Teneille Brown, Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Utah

February 22, 2017 – Katherine L. Watson, Associate Professor of Medical Education and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University

March 1, 2017 – Liza Vertinsky, Assistant Professor, Emory University



February 15, 2017
3:05 pm - 5:05 pm
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Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States


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