No Reference Sat, March 28

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – There will be no reference assistance this Saturday, March 28. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Why I take the bus

Written for GreenTeamBlog.org by Prof. Leslie Francis, Associate Dean for Faculty Research. I know there are very good environmental reasons for taking public transportation. But there are other reasons that I’d forgotten, but that I’ve been reminded of on my recent bus trips. Taking the bus makes me organize myself. I know the bus will […]

Ingenious EDR Designs are Human Centered

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s not a onetime thing; it’s an iterative process.” –Melinda Gates, Wired Magazine, November 2013 As organizations, agencies, and governments become more aware of the ever-rising cost of conflict (in economic, […]

SXSWedu Blog: The takeaways

So, I must say that the entirety of SXSW is an interesting experience.  Never have I seen so many passionate, involved, like-minded people in one space before… and it only got better when the main SXSW conference started. I tried to make a habit of writing a blog post after each presentation I sat through, […]

Law Library Hours for Spring Break

By Melissa Bernstein for Quinney Library Blog – The law school’s spring break is March 16-20. During spring break, the library will be open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 6pm on Friday. Reference will be available Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Please see the library’s website for a […]

SXSWedu Blog: The Science of Learning

Note: I’m currently attending SXSWEdu in Austin, Texas.  Legal education (and education in general) needs turn to others to find out the best way we can create successful learners.  This conference is bringing together educators from all walks of life and encouraging trading and sharing of ideas and methods.  I thought a good way for […]

First Annual Winter ULaw Clean Air Competition Results

Written for GreenTeamBlog.org. This February, the College of Law Green Team held the 1st Annual Winter ULaw Clean Air Competition to change commuting behavior to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion, conserve energy, and save money. The Green Team asked those associated with the College of Law to team up with their class or Faculty/Staff/Admin/Friends, […]

Patent Exhaustion and Helferich’s Assertion Problem

By Professor Amelia Smith Rinehart, as published on PatentlyO.com.  Recently, the Federal Circuit held that the New York Times and others infringed patents claiming methods and systems for delivering content to smartphones.[1] In a related Patently-O essay, Professor Sam Ernst states that the Federal Circuit’s opinion in Helferichis “directly contrary to Supreme Court precedent and represents a […]

The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

By Liza Bacon and Gabrielle Barker for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. On February 12, 2014, the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Social Justice Student Initiative were honored to welcome Veteran Fire Captain Fernando Rivero for “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” The event was widely attended by over 200 attendees that […]

EDR: Three Pieces of Advice

By Mara Elana Burstein for EDRblog.org. “Starting complex negotiations without an assessment is like performing surgery without any diagnostic tests.” This is one of the jewels of knowledge in Howard S. Bellman and Susan L. Podziba’s article titled, Public Policy Mediation: Best Practices for a Sustainable World. This excellent read covers not only best practices […]