Sundance, philosophy and the law: S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis will bring academic perspective to film festival

There’s a new correspondent reporting live from the Sundance Film Festival this year. Leslie Francis, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be reporting from the festival from the lens of her academic expertise in law and philosophy. She’ll attend about 25 films at the festival from Jan.19-29, where […]

Craig quoted in The Verge on judicial appointments under Trump

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted on Jan. 20 in The Verge in an article about the role of judges on environmental policies. Trump plans to dismantle most of Obama’s efforts to protect the environment but it will be the judges, in large part, who determine the outcome […]

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

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 […]

College of Law announces new chaired professor appointments

Six professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law have been named to new chaired professor appointment s, a result of their excellence in teaching, research and service. The positions were announced at a public reception and ceremony on Jan.12 at the law school. The new chairs are: —Professor Erika George as the Samuel D. […]

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 […]

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 […]