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Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

February 17, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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. Suggested readings will be available in advance on the Center web page.

3:15 – 5:15 p.m., Borchard Conference Room, S.J. Quinney College of Law
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 contact Jackie (801) 581-6666.


Monday, January 12
Alleged Error in the Andrology Lab — Legal and Ethical Considerations in Crisis Management
Liz Winter, Senior Deputy General Counsel/Chief Counsel HSC, University of Utah

Suggested Reading:


Monday, January 19
Martin Luther King Holiday


Monday, January 26
Knowledge, Commons, Genomic Data, and the Advancement of Science
Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah

Suggested Reading:
Science July 23 2010 Article »
Berkeley Technology Law Journal »
TIG Published»


Monday, February 2
Great Expectations: The Promise and Challenge of Personalized Medicine
Benjamin Jackson, VP Legal Affairs, Myriad Genetics

Suggested Reading:
Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics
Univ. Utah Res. Foundation et al. v. Ambry Genetics Corp.
In re Roslin Inst. (Edinburgh)
Myriad Appeal Brief in UURF v. Ambry
Ambry Appeal Breif in UURF v. Ambry


Monday, February 9
Drugs, the Law, and Practicing Justice
William J. Stilling, Shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer

Suggested Reading:
The Radical Conservatism of The Practice of Justice, by Robert W. Gordon
Marijuana Lawyers: Outlaws or Crusaders?, by Sam Kamin and Eli Wald
King Drug v. Cephalon–Pay for Delay (E.D.Penn. 2015 1 29)
Pay for Delay–The Human Perspective
War on Drugs Moves to Pharmacies from Jungles
Neurocognitive Enhancement–What Can We Do and What Should We Do?


TUESDAY, February 17
Justice in Healthcare for High-Risk & Disabled Individuals: The Principle of Proportionate Benefit
Talha Syed, Assistant Professor Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

Silvers & Francis, Civil Rights approach to Disability in Healthcare (2013)
Rosenbaum et. al, ACA & Disability Nondiscrimination (2011)
Dworkin, Hypothetical Insurance model (2001)


Monday, February 23
Genomic Malpractice
Gary Marchant, Regents’ Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

Suggested Reading:
Physician Liability
Lindor GIM NIH Public Access


Monday, March 2
Title TBA
Derek Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


Monday, March 9
Intellectual and Regulatory Property
Anna Laakmann, Assistant Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School


February 17, 2015
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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