Maritime Transgressions: Somali Piracy in Context

By Vanessa Coleman for  Over the past two decades, the world has experienced an upsurge in maritime piracy.[1] Attention has been predominantly focused on the Somali coasts and the Gulf of Aden, a vital artery in global commerce along the route through the Suez Canal. Every year, more than 16,000 ships[2] or approximately eight […]

The LEED Certification Process: Guiding Sustainable Design, Construction, and Practices for the New Building

I am sure you have heard the term LEED in relation to the new Law School, but do you really know what it means? If you are not sure, or would like a bit more information, here is a quick overview of the LEED rating system and its benefits for buildings. LEED, or Leadership in […]

Welcome to the Green Team Blog!

With the pursuit of LEED Platinum Certification, the new S.J. Quinney College of Law building is not only a world class learning institute – but an exciting catalyst for leadership in the area of sustainable development and practices. Working to achieve those goals is the Green Team, a collaborative group of faculty, staff, students, alumni, […]

Government Complacency and Complicity in Human Trafficking

By Anna Fletcher for Most citizens of developed nations believe that slavery ended more than a century ago. With the spread of democracy and the near-universal belief in human rights, more people enjoy freedoms and liberties that have previously been denied throughout history. Although more people enjoy more liberty than ever before, unfortunately, men, […]

Pradaxa and the FDA’s Expedited Approval Process – A Public Health Dilemma

By Daniel Goaslind for the Blog.  Nearly four years ago one of my best friends and a man whom I greatly respected—my grandfather—died tragically at age eighty-three. In excellent health, he was on his way to a meeting for the Boy Scouts of America when he suffered a ground-level fall and hit his head. In […]

Please Take Responsibility for the Energy You Bring Into This Conversation

By Michele Straube for Recent experiences have made me feel bi-polar about our capability to have respectful dialogue on environmental and natural resource issues. I realize that people speak passionately about issues on which they feel passionately. But is accusation and lack of empathy essential to maintain that passion while still engaging in a civil […]

Make the Most of Your Winter Break

By Mary Crane for Career Brief Blog. The upcoming winter break provides tons of opportunities for you to reconnect with contacts you’ve made throughout the previous year. Think strategically and use the next several weeks to build and expand your networks. By early December, you will be hunkered down in final exam mode. Use the […]

China’s Anti-Corruption Move: Human Rights and Extraterritorial Enforcement

By Travis Horlacher for China’s corruption crackdown has been grabbing international news headlines since Chinese President Xi Jinping directed the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) to begin its anti-corruption campaign as he took executive authority in December 2012. In response to domestic and international pressure, combined with solid economic reasons, to reign in […]

Ring in the New Year Right

By Jess Hofberger for Career Brief Blog. ‘Tis the networking season. Holiday parties and get-togethers mean more than mini-meatballs, they are an opportunity to refresh your friendships and to meet new people. Networking comes in many forms: from conversation at a basketball game, to coffee meetings, holiday parties or conference events. Whenever you can, seize […]

Ebola Quarantine: Resolving Law with Science

By Cullen Archer for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences Blog. The Disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a zoonosis[1] caused by a virus of the family Filoviridae, whose members comprise two genera of enveloped, negative, single-stranded RNA viruses: Marburgvirus and Ebolavirus.[2] Initial clinical symptoms of sudden onset fever, chills, myalgia, and malaise are followed […]