Cassell on Weldon Angelos’ release: ‘We shouldn’t rely on serendipity in a federal criminal justice system that prides itself on rationality and justice.’

Weldon Angelos, whose name in the past decade has often been at the center of national public policy discussions related to mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenders, has been released from prison and has returned home to Salt Lake City. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell in February asked […]

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.

Child pornography law and its consequences subject of new book by Hessick

A new book by University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick hits the shelves this week. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences examines child pornography law and its consequences in an effort to clarify the questions and begin to formulate answers. In the book, experts in law, sociology and social work focus […]

Francis leads Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association

University of Utah professor Leslie Francis made history this year as the first academic from the state in 75 years to receive what many consider to be the highest academic honor in the field of philosophy. Francis was elected president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. Selection as one of the APA’s […]

Water law Down Under

  Robin Craig, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, spent part of the semester as a visiting professor at the University of Tasmania School of Law in Hobart, where she taught a course on comparative water law and research resilience and climate change adaptation issues. She’s recently returned to the U with […]

Nobel Laureate visits University of Utah to discuss ethics

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver the lecture “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on April 22, 2016. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of […]

Law students organize 100-mile spirit run to support dean’s ultra marathon for 100/100 initiative

After months of training, Robert Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will hit the trail on April 8 in southern Utah to run a 100-mile ultra marathon in support of law school education. On Thursday, law students and other members of the University of Utah community will send-off Adler with a 100-mile […]

Longtime S.J. Quinney College of Law professor to be honored at memorial service

John K. Morris, University of Utah vice president and general counsel died Feb. 16, more than two years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. On Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m. the University of Utah will honor and celebrate Morris’ life at a service in the Moot Courtroom, sixth floor of the S.J. Quinney College […]

Rosky testifies at Senate committee in favor of strengthening Utah’s hate crime laws

Cliff Rosky, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, this week testified in favor of Senate Bill 107 at the Utah State Legislature, which would amend Utah’s hate crime laws. Rosky played a critical role in drafting the bill,  introduced by Sen. Stephen Urquhart, R-St. George, which passed out of a Senate committee […]

Cassell asks Obama to commute 55-year sentence of Weldon Angelos

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2004 in connection with selling marijuana. In a letter sent to Obama today, Cassell, a former federal judge who […]