Utah Law faculty members present at Law and Society Conference


Jul 18, 2022 | Faculty | Laura Kessler | Leslie Francis | Erika George | Heather Tanana | Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Multiple faculty members from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law recently presented at the Global Meeting on Law and Society Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. This conference brings together the foremost scholars in law and society from around the country.

This year, the Global Meeting on Law and Society had a record 4,500 attendees, representing 95 countries, with nearly 960 engaging sessions. As recognized experts in their fields, several Utah Law faculty members were featured during the conference discussing a wide range of legal topics.

Professor Laura Kessler — presented her paper, titled “Miscarriage of Justice,” during the “Statutory Work Law: Potentialities and Problems” paper session.  Her paper surveys a range of US work law statutes to identify the gaps in legal protection for employees who suffer a miscarriage. Professor Kessler was also the session chair for the “Marriage and Parenting I” session.

Professor Leslie Francis — presented her paper, titled “Abortion and Medical Aid in Dying: federalism and the importance of interstate movement,” during the “Reproduction and Family Health” paper session. Professor Francis was also a discussant during the “Uses of Information for Health and Health Care” session.

Professor Erika George — an Author Meets Reader Session focused on her latest book, “Incorporating Rights: Strategies to Advance Corporate Accountability,” which explores how corporate social responsibility initiatives could close a global governance gap that

currently places human rights at risk.

Research Professor Heather Tanana and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner — presented during “Securing Indigenous Futures,” a roundtable discussion focused on ways to provide pathways to securing indigenous futures through a community health perspective considering tribal sovereignty, the environment, child welfare, and gender-based violence.


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