S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recipient of $10,000 grant from American College of Bankruptcy and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative program has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to bolster pro bono services. The U’s grant was one of 48 pro bono grants totaling $448,500 awarded to legal services […]

Panel of experts discuss PTSD, legal issues facing veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently hosted a roundtable discussion with several experts about issues faced by veterans, including the legal issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The panel of experts included: -Jim Holbrook, veteran and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law -John Baxter, veteran, judge, and […]

Ruple visits Pakistan to address looming water crisis and water security

In Pakistan, reliable drinking water is accessible to less than 15 percent of the population, inadequate sanitation contributes to preventable waterborne diseases, and inefficient water management leads to distribution inequities. These problems will increase as Pakistan’s population grows, climate change impacts water availability, and as reservoirs fill with sediment and lose capacity. As the country’s […]

Free speech on college campuses subject of 35th annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15

Should First Amendment rights of members of university communities be constrained if their speech undermines the mission of the university? That question will be the subject of the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The debate begins at 5 p.m, with a reception […]

Cassell files petition in Utah Supreme Court alleging under-prosecution of sexual assault cases in Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court on Oct. 16 alleging four sexual assault cases in Utah were not prosecuted and should be prosecuted through the appointment of a prosecutor by the Utah Supreme Court. Cassell along with a team of attorneys filed […]

Keiter travels to China to discuss national park system

China is home to a rich history of culture, traditions and breathtaking landmarks, but there’s one thing the country of 1.3 billion people doesn’t yet have: an organized national parks system. The country is hoping to change that, however, and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robert Keiter recently was among a […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in high-profile double jeopardy case of Terance Gamble

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the high-profile Terance Gamble case, in which he urges the high court  to reconsider the “dual sovereign” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. Cassell filed the brief with Stuart Banner of the UCLA Law […]

Media corner: Baughman available to discuss bail reform in wake of historic California decision to abolish cash bail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark criminal justice bill into law this week, making the state the first to abolish cash bail and moving it toward a system that gives judges discretion to decide who can be released and who must stay in jail pending trial. Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of victims’ rights in death penalty case

A new amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court this week by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and Allyson Ho of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP outlines the harmful effects for victims’ family members that occur when there are delays in death […]

A note from Dean Bob Adler

Dear friends: It was with mixed emotions that I informed University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and the faculty earlier this year that the 2018-2019 academic year will be my final year as Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, after a six-year term. I have enjoyed serving as Dean tremendously, including most notably […]