Smith Featured in Deseret News Article about Special Olympics

Linda Smith was featured in a Deseret News article focusing on the Special Olympics and highlighting the DynoStars, the team for which she and her husband, Lee Shuster, serve as “Heads of Delegation”  (general managers). Smith details that, “The Unified team featured here is the best in the state; in 2010 the core of this team went […]

Contreras to Discuss Narrative Themes in Myriad Genetics Cases at Lewis & Clark Law School, Oct. 24

On October 24, Jorge Contreras will present his work describing the narrative themes that emerged from the Myriad Genetics gene patenting case as part of the “IP in the Trees” speaker series at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. Contreras argues that the litigants and commenters on the controversial case adopted a set of six distinct […]

Research Conducted by College of Law Clinical Students Cited in Des News Op-Ed

Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.” “New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school […]

Johnson Speaks in Dubai over Fall Break

Christian Johnson, the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair in Law, spoke at the First Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Banking, October 12, 2014, in Dubai. Johnson discussed the global emerging trends in derivative regulation, focusing in particular on the move to clearing over-the-counter derivatives and trade reporting.  Participants at the […]

Chiang Interviewed by Salt Lake Tribune About Dropout Rates in Utah

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed by the Salt Lake Tribune on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The article titled “Report: 1 in 3 Utah inmates is a high school dropout” highlights the work of the Public Policy Clinic. “Minorities, those whose first language isn’t English, more likely to quit school, U. students find.” Read the complete […]

Baradaran Appointed to Utah Sentencing Commission

Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been appointed by Governor Gary Herbert to the Utah Sentencing Commission. The Commission advises the Legislature, the Governor, and the Judicial Council on sentencing and release policies for offenders.

George to Speak at UCLA-Harvard Law School Conference on Food Law and Policy

Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at an October 24-25 conference, “Transparency in the Global Food System: What Information and to What Ends?,” to be held on the UCLA campus. Her contribution considers human rights abuses in supply chains and the role of transparency in […]

2L Lowe Accepts White House Grant to Support U’s Pay for Success Lab

Trent Lowe, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, traveled to Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2014, to help accept a $1.15 million grant from the White House Office of Social Innovation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The grant, which Lowe co-wrote, was awarded to the Pay […]

Obama Appoints Williams, ’78, as Commissioner of Bear River Commission

President Barack Obama has appointed Jody Williams, ’78, as Commissioner of the Bear River Commission.  The Bear River Commission was created in 1958 pursuant to the Bear River Compact among the states of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The Commission comprises nine gubernatorial appointed Commissioners and one Federal Commissioner appointed by the President, who serves as […]

Kessler the Featured Speaker at October 20 workshop on Work, Family, and Public Policy

On October 20, Laura Kessler, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of law, will be the featured speaker at the University of Washington, Saint Louis Law School’s interdisciplinary biweekly workshop on “Work, Family, and Public Policy.” A majority of the audience is usually economics and business school faculty and grad […]