Carissa Hessick Elected to Serve on Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees. This association is a non-profit organization that is appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants in criminal matters in Salt Lake […]

Rosky Interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune on Balance of LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom

Professor Cliff Rosky was quoted in the January 29, 2015 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune in a story titled, “Balancing LGBT, religious rights won’t be easy, Mormon leaders concede.” In the tug of war between religious freedom and LGBT rights, neither side will get everything it wants, two Mormon apostles said Thursday. “Neither right […]

Guiora Comments on Woman Held By Jordan Has Close Ties To Islamic State

Professor Amos Guiora was quoted on the January 29, 2015 edition of NPR’s Morning Edition. The discussion was focused on the ISIS hostage exchange. Jordan has indicated that it is willing to swap a convicted terrorist for a Jordanian pilot held captive by the so-called Islamic State. The terrorist is a woman named Sajida al-Rishawi. […]

Rosky Examines Mormon Church’s Stance On LGBT Rights

On January 29, 2015, Professor Cliff Rosky and other advocates were interview on NPR’s Morning Edition about the Mormon Church’s stance on LGBT rights. Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people celebrated when the church announced support for anti-discrimination laws. But now they are taking a closer look at the statements. Listen to the Morning […]

Rosky interviewed in Newsweek About Nondiscrimination Law

Professor Cliff Rosky was interviewed in the Jan 27, 2015 issue of Newsweek concerning the LDS Church’s support of a Utah statewide LGBT nondiscrimination law. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as the Mormon Church, on Tuesday publicly announced its support for a statewide ban in Utah on housing and employment discrimination […]

Contreras Publishes Article Critiquing NIH Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

January 24, 2015 — Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law,  has published an article in the journal Trends in Genetics analyzing and critiquing the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on Genomic Data Sharing (GDS).  The policy, which goes into effect this month, covers all forms of genetic data […]

Baradaran Delivers Faculty Workshop Talk at UCLA

On Friday, January 23, 2015, Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will deliver a faculty workshop talk at UCLA.  She will present a paper on drugs and violence that is forthcoming in the USC Law Review.

Schwartz Posts Paper on Conflict Minerals

On January 11, 2015, Professor Jeff Schwartz posted a paper titled, The Conflict Minerals Experiment. Download the full paper here » Abstract:  In Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank, Congress instructed the SEC to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed […]

Baradaran Interviewed on Supreme Court Decision to Consider Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, January 16, Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by Good4Utah on the announcement earlier that day that the U.S. Supreme Court will consider the issue of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Click here to read or view the story, “Supreme […]

Media Seeks Rosky’s Input about Supreme Court Decision to Rule on Same-Sex Marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Friday, January 16, 2015, that it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the nation. Afterward, Clifford Rosky, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by The Salt Lake Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times. […]