China’s Anti-Corruption Move: Human Rights and Extraterritorial Enforcement

By Travis Horlacher for China’s corruption crackdown has been grabbing international news headlines since Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) to begin its anti-corruption campaign as he took executive authority in December 2012. In response to domestic and international pressure, combined with solid economic reasons, to reign in […]

Ring in the New Year Right

By Jess Hofberger for Career Brief Blog. ‘Tis the networking season. Holiday parties and get-togethers mean more than mini-meatballs, they are an opportunity to refresh your friendships and to meet new people. Networking comes in many forms: from conversation at a basketball game, to coffee meetings, holiday parties or conference events. Whenever you can, seize […]

Ebola Quarantine: Resolving Law with Science

By Cullen Archer for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Blog. The Disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a zoonosis[1] caused by a virus of the family Filoviridae, whose members comprise two genera of enveloped, negative, single-stranded RNA viruses: Marburgvirus and Ebolavirus.[2] Initial clinical symptoms of sudden onset fever, chills, myalgia, and malaise are followed […]

Tackling the Unseen: Addressing the Small Arms and Light Weapons Market

By Justin Bossard for The image that follows is reasonably familiar to most: a trade show where the latest cutting-edge products of the industry are demonstrated to a highly select group of discerning customers. This show includes information booths, experts, salespeople, hands-on demos, and representatives from some of the largest multinational companies around the […]

Twitter Indexes Every Tweet since 2006

By Valeri Craigle for the Quinney Library Blog: Until today, if you wanted to search Twitter for your favorite sports scores, conference proceedings, or industry discussions, you only had about a week’s worth of tweets to draw from. Granted, that’s still several billion tweets, but  today, Twitter announced that it will be making available to […]


By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog: The law library will be closing at 6pm on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. The library will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Any action is an over-reaction

By Nathan Harris for As the events in the Middle East unfold, I am reminded of how similar the situation is to raising my children. It is often debated amongst scholars whether U.S. involvement in the Middle East fuels the growing Islamic presence or hinders it with our superior military presence. It seems that […]

Organ Trafficking: More Than Just a Myth

By Lindsey Wagner for You may have heard the story before: a young man visits a foreign city, goes out for a night on the town drinking, and flirts with a beautiful woman. The next morning he wakes up in his hotel room in a bathtub full of ice and discovers a surgical scar; […]

Destroying the Past: ISIS and Our World Cultural Heritage

By Alexis Jones for From the destruction of the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, to the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, and the shrines, churches and mosques of Iraq and Syria, the loss of cultural heritage has plagued the world for centuries. In our current chapter of world history, the Islamic State in Iraq and […]

Risks were Taken in Daggett County, Reaping Public Lands Rewards for All

By Michele Straube for A landmark agreement in Daggett County demonstrates the value of dialogue on public lands issues. On October 22, negotiators jointly announced an accord that, pending Congressional approval, resolves issues that have been festering for decades. County representatives stood side-by-side at the press conference with conservation groups, off-road vehicle advocates, state […]