Cassell Appears on HBO’s Last Week Program

On July 26, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell appeared on the John Oliver program Last Week on HBO. A clip of Cassell’s earlier appearance on ABC News was reused and he was quoted about the Weldon Angelos case. Click here to access the program.

Francis Elected Secretary-General of Int’l Assoc. of Legal and Social Philosophy

Professor Leslie Francis was elected Secretary-General of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy. She previously served for eight years as vice president and Executive Committee member. The Secretary-General position is a non-voting Executive Committee position that controls the organization’s meeting agendas. As part of her duties, Francis will attend the Association’s annual meetings […]

Schwartz Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Tracking Conflict Minerals

On August 3, 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article titled, “U.S. Firms Struggle to Trace ‘Conflict Minerals’” “The cost of doing a bad job isn’t much,” said Jeff Schwartz, professor of law at the University of Utah’s law school. “Companies can kind […]

Guiora Discusses Social Media Companies and Terrorism on KPCC Radio

On July 28, 2015, Professor Amos Guiora appeared on 89.3 KPCC, a public radio station in Southern California, to discuss the issue of whether social media companies like Google and Twitter are responsible for monitoring suspicious activity and terrorism threats. Click here to access the story.

Guiora to Speak at Utah Global Forum

On August 26, 2015, Professor Amos Guiora will speak at the Utah Global Forum. According to organizers, the forum will “facilitate the dialogue on how businesses can expand beyond local borders and develop a strategy of expansion into the global marketplace through importing opportunities and service exports. The program offers an incredible breadth of content, […]

Rising 3L Bossard Selected to Attend Intellectual Property Law Institute

In June 2015, Justin Bossard, a rising 3L, was selected to attend the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the […]

MPR Interviews Guiora about Iran Nuclear Pact

On Tueday, July 14, Minnesota Public Radio interviewed Professor Amos Guiora about the recent accord between Iran and six other nations limiting Iran’s nuclear ability. To listen to the interview, click here.

Craig Appointed to Editorial Board of Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal

Professor Robin Craig has been appointed for an initial two-year term (August 2015 to July 2017, renewable) to the Editorial Board of the Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal. Her first round of duties will involve helping to select articles for the Journal’s Annual Symposium.

Francis Becomes Regional President of APA, is Reappointed to ASRM Ethics Committee

Effective July 1, 2015, Professor Leslie Francis became president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, one of only three regional presidents in the nation. She has also been reappointed to the ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Contreras Appointed to Advisory Board of Utah Genome Project

July 15, 2015 — Associate Professor Jorge Contreras has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Utah Genome Project, a large-scale, genome sequencing and analysis initiative that  leverages the Utah Population Database, the world’s largest repository of genealogies, public health and medical records, housed at the University of Utah Health Sciences and Huntsman Cancer […]