Francis, Rinehart, and Naylor Present at Center for Law and Society Annual Meeting

The weekend of May 28-31, 2015, professors Leslie Francis and Amelia Rinehart and Natasha Naylor, all members of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, presented at the Law and Society Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Leslie Francis (together with John Francis) presented a paper on privacy, proposals for the right to be forgotten, and the sharing of health information between the European Union and the U.S. This paper was part of a series of sessions arranged by the health collaborative research group.

Amelia Rinehart presented a paper discussing the opinions and writings of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and their potential for influence in patent law today. The presentation was part of a series of sessions arranged by the intellectual property and culture collaborative research network.

Natasha Naylor presented her research on adult guardianship at the international meeting of autism researchers and Law and Society’s Annual Meeting. At the international autism conference, Naylor presented the results on her study entitled “Comparison of Adults with Autism with and without a Guardian.” The study assessed whether there were group differences in relation to IQ, symptom severity, and adaptive behaviors. At Law and Society, Naylor presented her results on a study entitled “Potential Predictors of Protocol Non-Adherence in Adult guardianship proceedings.” This study looked not only at protocol adherence in Utah, but also at whether gender and diagnostic classification of the respondent were related to non-compliance.