“When Doctors Become Cops”

Case Western Reserve University School of Law will host an upcoming lecture by Teneille Brown, the James I. Farr Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Brown will present “When Doctors Become Cops” Monday, Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m.

During her talk, Brown will dive into the topic of law enforcement agencies requesting information from doctors, such as genetic samples, prescription histories and toxicology results—sometimes without a warrant or a patient’s consent. Brown will explain how these practices can result in the blurring of the lines between law enforcement and healthcare.

Brown’s talk will be held in-person for students only. All others can tune in for a livestream. Find out more about the event and register to attend.

About the speaker

Teneille Brown is the James I. Farr Professor of Law, the associate dean of faculty research, and the director of the Center for Law and the Biomedical Sciences (LABS) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. She is also a faculty member in the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH) in the Department of Internal Medicine.

She graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, and completed three post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford, one in the Center for Law and the Biosciences, one on the MacArthur Project for Law and Neuroscience, and one at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics.

Her research is highly interdisciplinary, and spans a wide range of issues at the intersection of law, genetics, neuroscience, medicine, and ethics. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and on national NPR outlets. She is on the executive committee for the AALS Evidence section and the Utah’s Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Evidence.