Cassell Quoted in Reason Magazine Column

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a recent Reason magazine column by Jacob Sullum, “Why Michael Brown’s Killer Would Have Been Acquitted.” Cassell is quoted about Tennessee v. Garner, the 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that established the permissive levels of deadly force […]

Guardianship Project CLE

On Monday, December 1, 2014 the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, in conjunction with the Guardianship Project and the Utah State Courts Signature Program, will sponsor an afternoon CLE  on representing respondents in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. The CLE will take place from 3:00pm-5:30pm in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom. Please click here for more information.

Brief by Antitrust-Law Profs, including Contreras, Mentioned by CBS Sports

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was one of 15 antitrust-law professors who filed a brief in the 9th Circuit supporting the NCAA’s appeal in the Ed O’Bannon case. The professors argued that U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken erred in determining that the NCAA violated antitrust law. […]

Bernstein to Serve on Legal Research and Writing Panel at UNLV

On December 5, 2014, Melissa Bernstein, Professor and Director of the law library at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be on a panel “Teaching Tips for Advanced Research & Writing Courses,” as part of a workshop sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. […]

Stromberg, ’82, Appointed to Board of Public Counsel

In November, 2014, G. Thomas Stromberg, ’82, a partner at the law firm of Jenner & Block, has been selected to serve as a member of the board of Public Counsel, the nation’s largest pro bono law firm. The Public Counsel board comprises law firm managing partners, general counsel and other professionals from a variety […]

Contreras to Speak at U of Toronto’s Patent Colloquium

On November 21, 2014, Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at the University of Toronto’s Third Annual Patent Colloquium. Contreras will discuss his proposed “market reliance” theory for the enforcement of “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” (FRAND) patent licensing commitments.

Mallat’s New Text Slated for January 2015 Publication

Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has completed a new text, Philosophy of Nonviolence, which is slated for publication by Oxford University Press in January 2015. In other news, Mallat visited Baghdad in August to support the constitutional process in the change of prime minister. During […]

Cassell Publishes NY Times Op-Ed on Wrongful Convictions

On November 13, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an op-ed in the online forum of The New York Times. Cassell’s editorial, “The System Needs a Small Safety Valve for the Innocent,” is available here.

Gilson Receives Distinguished Service Award

James D. Gilson, ’89, current president of the Utah State Bar, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Federal Bar Association (FBA). The Utah Chapter of the FBA held its annual awards dinner at the Little America Hotel on November 12, 2014. The award is “in recognition of an outstanding career of accomplishment and […]

Hessick Publishes “Procedural Rights at Sentencing” in Notre Dame Law Review

Professor Andy Hessick publishes paper titled “Procedural Rights at Sentencing” on June 14, 2014. Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 90, 2014 Forthcoming University of Utah College of Law Research Paper, No. 80 Abstract:  In determining which constitutional procedural rights apply at sentencing, courts have distinguished between mandatory and discretionary sentencing systems. For mandatory systems ― […]