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The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents

The 8th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium

January 11-March 29, 2022

3:15– 4:45 p.m.
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 distinguished scholars from other law schools, 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. There will be time for questions and answers and casual conversation. Visit the Center’s web page to learn more about the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

1 hour CLE (pending). Free and open to the public. For questions about this event, contact Cynthia or visit

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January 11
(Mis)conceiving Bodies and Minds: Medical Models of Disability and the ADA
Leslie Francis, S.J. Quinney College of Law
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January 18
Representing Hospitals in a Pandemic
Kristy M. Kimball and Blaine Benard, Holland and Hart
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January 25
Collective Cognitive Capital
Emily Murphy, UC Hastings Law
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February 8
Reschedule for March 1
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February 15
The Role of Law and Policy in Advancing Disability Health Justice
Elizabeth Pendo, Saint Louis University School of Law
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February 22
Navigating the Waters of Vaccination Mandates
Greg Matis, Intermountain Healthcare
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March 1
Remote Reproductive Rights
Rachel Rebouche, Temple University School of Law
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March 22
'In the Public Interest' - University Technology Transfer and the Nine Points Document – An Empirical Assessment
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
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March 29
Intersection of Government Health Regulation, IP, Trade, and Privacy Enforcement
Jared J. Braithwaite and Alexis Juergnes, Foley & Lardner
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Previous Law & Biomedicine Colloquiums

2021 Colloquium

Not So Private
Stacey Tovino, University of Oklahoma

The Critical Nature of Social Ties in COVID19 and other Disasters
Daniel Aldrich, Northeastern University

The PrEP Penalty
Doron Dorfman, Syracuse University College of Law

The Open COVID Pledge: Design, Implementation and Preliminary Assessment of an Intellectual Property Commons
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Discriminating among discriminations?  Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
Leslie Francis and Tenielle Brown, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Hot Topics and Emerging Issues in Privacy
Delight Roberts, Senior Advisor, Microsoft, Technology and Research

Women Don't Get AIDS, They Just Die From It": Feminist Politics in Pandemics
Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University

Passports of Privilege
Seema Mohapatra, Indiana University

2020 Colloquium

The Patent Cliff for Biologics
Ana Santos Rutschman, St. Louis University School of Law

Gray Matters: comparing the criminal justice and public health use of neuroscience to predict violence
Teneille Brown, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Forensic Science and DNA Testing: Past, Present and Future
John Butler, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

January 29, 2020 –
Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Citizen Bioscience and its Rewards
Jorge Contreras, S.J. Quinney College of Law

February 12, 2020 –
Lowell Brown, Arent Fox Los Angeles

A Theory of Genetic Interests
Yaniv Heled, Georgia State University College of Law

One Child Town: Making a Health Care Case for Saving Rural America
Elizabeth Weeks, University of Georgia School of Law