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February 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Sara Dant

February 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom The American West has long been at the center of national debates about the relationship between the environment and the economy. This close examination of the “deep history” of the region reveals how the unique geographies of the West have exerted a powerful influence on the peoples of this region and how those people, in turn, have shaped and adapted…

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Human Trafficking: Global Perspectives, Local Solutions

February 17 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  Presented by the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Social Justice Student Initiative RSVP here » 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The 2017 Human Trafficking Symposium will feature professionals and community leaders who have worked to combat refugee and immigration trafficking, sex trafficking, and labor trafficking in their respective fields and who will speak to this issue as a global problem with local implications. Each presenter will offer a unique perspective…

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2017 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium – Katherine L. Watson

February 22 @ 3:05 pm - 5:05 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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3:05 – 5:05 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4603 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, as well as leaders in legal practice in law and the biosciences. Registered students at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for…

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51st Annual William H. Leary Lecture – Tracey L. Meares

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Legitimacy of Policing and Citizenship Register here » 5:30 p.m. – Reception, 6:00 p.m. – Lecture, S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) What are police for? This topic has become a searing one over the last two years. Most people think the primary function of police is to address crime, but the reality is the decades of research finds little support for this popular idea. In fact, until recently, few believed that police made a substantial…

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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Leisl Carr Childers

February 23 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Size of the Risk: Histories of Multiple Use in the Great Basin 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) This event will be streamed live  and archived on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube Channel » Lecture - What happens when a place is deemed worthless for anything except the lowest form of economic activity? What happens when the government, whose job is to protect its citizens, subjects them to harm?…

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Promoting Justice Through Art: Meet Artist Edgar Arceneaux

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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2:00-2:50 p.m., Artist Talk, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Reception, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”…

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March 2017

From Harm to Healing: Addressing the Collateral Damages of Wrongful Convictions

March 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) DNA evidence has led to the undoing of hundreds of wrongful convictions across the country. These wrongful convictions have caused unimaginable harm to the innocent, who lost years of freedom while wrongly imprisoned and faced numerous obstacles to rebuilding their lives after coming home. However, those same wrongful convictions have also caused pain and suffering to the survivors and victims of the original crimes, who were devastated upon discovering…

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2017 Law and Biomedicine Colloquium – Liza Vertinsky

March 1 @ 3:05 pm - 5:05 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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3:05 – 5:05 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 4609 The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming four distinguished scholars from other law schools in the region, as well as leaders in legal practice in law and the biosciences. Registered students at the College of Law will receive one hour of credit for…

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Lightspark Media Summit

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Lightspark Foundation Funded in part by the Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowment #lightspark2017 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Join fellow digital artists, musicians, directors, producers, actors, business people, students and attorneys for this day-long symposium to explore emerging trends in the film, TV and music industries. Designed to maximize both learning and networking, the Summit is an engaging blend of presentations, interactive panel discussions,…

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Sharing Medical Information When the Patient Is Unable to Consent – HIPAA Myths and Misconceptions Exploded!

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 3603 This seminar is jointly presented by the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Utah College of Law, and the Health Law Section of the Utah State Bar.  It will cover the legal rights and duties of patients, family members and health care providers regarding the sharing of medical information when the patient is unable to give or withhold consent.  This difficulty can be encountered, for example, in…

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Utah State Bar College of Law Alumni Breakfast

March 10 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Hilton Garden Inn, 1731 S. Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790 United States
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7:30-8:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn (1731 S. Convention Center Drive) Join the S.J. Quinney College of Law and your fellow alumni for a breakfast at the Utah State Bar Convention in St. George. Please RSVP » For questions about this event contact Lori Nelson (801) 587-0059.

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Downtown CLE- Freedom of the Press: Protections and Threats

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jones Waldo, 170 Main St Suite 1500
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 United States
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Freedom of the Press: Protections and Threats Register online » 12:00-1:00 p.m., Jones Waldo (170 Main St Suite 1500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) “Freedom of the press” in America is not a single, clear-cut constitutional freedom, but instead a mishmash of disparate component parts. These have historically included the institutional media’s relative financial strength, its goodwill with the public, a codependent relationship with government officials, a variety of legal protections, and political norms and traditions respecting the press and…

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Jackson – Film Screening and Discussion

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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6:00 p.m. reception - 6:30 p.m. film screening - 8:00 p.m. panel Register here » S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) With a single abortion clinic remaining in the state of Mississippi, the city of Jackson has become ground zero in the nation's battle over reproductive health-care. Jackson is an intimate portrait of the interwoven lives of three women in this town. Wrought with the racial and religious undertones of the Deep South, the lives of two…

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Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Water, Community, and the Culture of Owning

March 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Water, Community, and the Culture of Owning This lecture is in conjunction with the Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) “Good government, if it comes, will emerge out of a heightened sense of the ways citizens are linked and interdependent; it will draw upon new recognitions of community and the ways we are the same, not different; it will gain strength when people talk more of…

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Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium – Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 12:45 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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------------------------------ Register online » Registration fees before March 10, $50-150. Registration fees after March 10, $75-175. S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Stegner Center’s 22nd Annual Symposium, to be held March 23 to 24, 2017, will focus on “Water in the West: Untapped Solutions.” The symposium will address how the twin drivers of climate disruption and demographic change are likely to impact water availability in the West over the next 50 years. With these challenges as…

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