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S.J. Quinney adjunct professor Jason Perry named director of Hinckley Institute of Politics

The University of Utah has named Jason Perry — a 1999 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law — the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. In addition to becoming the venerable institute’s fifth director, Perry will continue to serve as the University of Utah’s vice president for government relations. University of […]

Cassell Authors Washington Times Op-Ed, “Fairness for All”

December 2, 2015 – S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell authored an op-ed with Brett Tolman and Eric Benson in the Washington Times. The commentary, titled “Fairness for All,” addresses the need for criminal justice reform to improve law enforcement and public safety. As Congress gets closer to passing federal criminal justice reforms, […]

Baradaran Discusses Appeals Court Ruling Against NSA on ABC4 Utah

Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by ABC4 Utah about the recent court ruling of the NSA’s illegal collection of phone records. See the interview here »

Guiora Discusses Possible Homeland Security Shutdown with ABC4

On February 24, 2015 Professor Amos Guiora discussed the possible shutdown of Department of Homeland Security as funding is cut off this coming Friday. See the ABC4 interview and read the story »

Baradaran to Present at NYU Law School on Nov. 17-18

Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will give a presentation titled, Field Experiments and Surveys Measuring the Ease of Incorporating Shell Companies at the NYU symposium November 17-18 titled “Measurement and Data in the Governance of Illicit Activities.” Read more »

Schwartz presents paper, “The Corporatization of Personhood”

Professor Jeff Schwartz presented a paper titled, “The Corporatization of Personhood,” at the Law & Society Association conference in Minneapolis May 29- June 1, and the National Business Law Scholars Conference in Los Angeles, June 19-20. Read the abstract and paper »

31st Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“Be it resolved: Corporations should not be considered people under the U.S. Constitution.” 5:30: Reception 6:00 – 7:30: Debate The Fordham Debate is named in honor of Professor Jefferson B. Fordham, an outstanding legal scholar and defender of individual and civil rights who joined the University of Utah College of Law faculty in 1972. The annual […]

Downtown CLE: Dealing with Gridlock in Congress

Senate Democrats recently changed the filibuster rules on votes to confirm judicial and executive branch nominations.  Under the old rules, at least 60 votes were required to invoke cloture and cut off debate on nominations.  Under the new rules, however, the vote to end a filibuster and invoke cloture requires only 51 votes, so that […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]

30th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“Be it Resolved: That maintaining sole superpower status is no longer in the best interests of the U.S.” S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom What is United States’ proper role in international affairs?  Advocates of a more humble role for the U.S. argue that American world dominance is unwise and unsustainable. Conversely, to […]