FACULTY: Hwang invited to present at prestigious Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School on June 6-7. Her paper, Deal Momentum, is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, and explores the role of non-binding agreements in sophisticated, high-value business deals.  “Parties often […]

ALUMNI: Meet Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green

Tyler Green first thought of a career in law as an undergraduate at the University of Utah, when he took a class on media law and the First Amendment. “That was my first exposure to case law and legal reasoning outside of the occasional bad sitcom or movie. I enjoyed the class, and law sounded […]

GIVING: The difference maker

Jane Marquardt didn’t initially think of law as career she could pursue. “I was going to be a teacher, that was my major in college,” said Marquardt, a 1977 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who today serves as vice chair at Utah’s Management & Training Corporation, where she serves on the […]

Law student Liz Thomas to be honored with Pro Bono Publico Award on May 1

Liz Thomas learned the value of community service at an early age. She grew up volunteering with her family at multiple organizations to educate communities and provide outreach for families with children with autism. When she arrived at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law three years ago, she knew she wanted to […]

The man behind the Mitchell Melich Scholarship

Mitchell Melich was a Utah man in every sense of the word. He earned his law degree from the University of Utah in 1934 and went on to serve the university he loved as a regent and an advisory council member. When Melich died in 1999 at the age of 87 it was no surprise […]

Cassell to argue victim’s rights case on restitution for traffic-related crimes before Arizona Supreme Court

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell will argue an important crime victims’ rights case before the Arizona Supreme Court on April 25.  The case involves whether a $10,000 cap on restitution for certain traffic-related crimes imposed by the Arizona legislature is unconstitutional in light of the Arizona’s Victims’ Bill of […]

The president’s “enemy” rhetoric and the press

President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in degree but different in kind from the tensions and antagonisms with the media that have punctuated many previous presidencies, according to two Utah law professors. RonNell Andersen Jones of the University of […]

Calculating justice: Dryer’s students create sentencing app

The rap sheet for the criminal defendant included a laundry list of petty crimes. There were prior convictions for theft, a case of fraud and a history of violence. So when a judge was faced with how to sentence the defendant for a new offense, she turned to technology for help weighing whether the defendant […]

Law students prepare to handle a terrorist attack

  A bomb explodes in a crowded marketplace packed with shoppers. An armed gunman storms into a nightclub, killing unsuspecting victims on the dance floor.  A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines, but all are also possible scenes that may play […]

Alumni Highlight: Alan Sullivan

Alan Sullivan was studying 17th Century English poetry in 1969 when the course of his career path changed. He didn’t want to head to Vietnam with scores of his peers to fight in the war and knew that deferment was a possibility through enrolling in the AmeriCorps VISTA, a national service program designed to bring […]