Contreras completes four-year term on National Institutes of Health advisory council

Jorge Contreras, an associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, this month completed a four-year term as one of the inaugural members of the advisory council to National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).   NCATS’s mission is to transform basic science research into treatments and cures […]

Cassell quoted in Salt Lake Tribune on Gilmore execution documentary

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed in the REELZ documentary, “Dead Man Talking: The Execution of Gary Gilmore.” The documentary aired Jan. 15, two days before the 40th anniversary of his execution. The Salt Lake Tribune covered the documentary with the following story, “40th anniversary: Gary Gilmore’s death a […]

McCormack quoted in FOX13 article on LDS Church President Monson subpoena

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was quoted on Jan. 5 in the FOX13 article LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson subpoenaed again for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits. “University of Utah law professor Wayne McCormack said the deposition demand is similar to lawsuits leveled against the Catholic church over sex […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Guiora interviewed in PeaceCast podcast about Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora participated in the PeaceCast podcast about the Azaria Trial manslaughter ruling on Jan. 3. Guiora discussed the complexity involved with the trial, Israeli society and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Listen to the full podcast here »

Contreras named among most-downloaded antitrust scholars in 2016

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named as one of the most-downloaded antitrust scholars in the world, according to Technology Academics Policy.  Daniel Skol, a professor at the University of Florida, researched tenure track faculty members in law who have written at least one antitrust work in the […]

Keiter and Ruple discuss Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio

Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple discussed the recent Bears Ears monument designation with Utah Public Radio on December 30, 2016. The two-hour program includes public comment and discussion from: John Kovash, Utah Public Radio southern Utah correspondent Chris Saeger, Director, Western Values Project Scott Groene, Director, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance John Ruple, Research Associate […]

Ruple comments on Bears Ears National Monument for National Geographic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple commented on the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument in the December 28, 2016 edition of National Geographic. The fate of Bears Ears now rests with President-elect Trump and the incoming Congress. No previous president has tried to terminate a national monument, and according to legal scholars, […]

Salt Lake Tribune highlights successes of Mobile Home Park Helpline

On December 20, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the successes of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. After 14 months of operating a specially created legal help line for residents and owners of manufactured-home parks, attorneys at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

Craig quoted in The Atlantic, other media on Obama’s move to block oil and gas drilling in the Artic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean

President Barack Obama recently moved to indefinitely block oil and gas drilling on federally owned lands in the Arctic Ocean and Atlantic Ocean under a provision of the 1953 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Canada took similar action. The act gives the president unilateral authority to withdraw parts of the Outer Continental Shelf from leasing, […]