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George participates in the II Kharkiv International Legal Forum

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently gave a presentation at the II Kharkiv International Legal Forum on Ukraine Business and Human Rights Presentation on Women’s Rights at Work. The event was hosted by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine.

George to serve as interim director of Tanner Center for Human Rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will serve as the interim director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights during the 2018-2019 academic year. George will take the helm while Thomas Maloney, professor of economics and current director, takes a sabbatical. At the College of Law, George teaches constitutional law, […]

George to present at TWAIL conference in Singapore

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will present a paper she coauthored with former Quinney fellow Elizabeth Thomas at the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Conference at the National University of Singapore on July 19-21. The paper is titled, “The Imperative of Including Human Rights Issues in Investment […]

George’s paper on corporate social responsibility makes SSRN top ten list

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George wrote a paper titled, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media Corporations: Incorporating Human Rights Through Rankings, Self-Regulation and Shareholder Resolutions.” The article was recently listed on SSRN’s top ten download list for Law & Society: Public Law – Corporations. View the article here »

George appears on Utah Public Radio to discuss Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George appeared on Utah Public Radio to discuss President Donald Trump’s  signing of  an executive order to allow families to be detained together under his “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Listen to the full segment here. 

George publishes op-ed in Salt Lake Tribune on genocide in wake of Jesner v. Arab Ban ruling

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune. In her commentary, titled “How to get away with genocide,” George wrote: “Victims of human rights violations can no longer sue foreign corporations in U.S. Courts. With its recent decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank the U.S. […]

George to present on environmental justice at Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will present at the Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison on April 6. The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Development Goals and International Law: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Justice.” George’s presentation is […]

George to deliver remarks at academic awards ceremony of Omega Phi Psi Fraternity

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will be the keynote speaker for the academic awards ceremony of Omega Phi Psi Fraternity.  The Omegas are the first fraternal organization founded at Howard University which is one of the nation’s oldest historically black higher education institutions based in Washington D.C.   Originally designed […]

George to speak in Paris on corporate social responsibility

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will be the keynote speaker at a Nov.22 event at the HEC House of Alumni in Paris on “Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility by Reporting and Rankings.” George’s talk will examine the emergence and evolution of selected ranking and reporting frameworks in the expanding realm […]

George contributes to new book, “Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights”

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George is a contributor to a new book, Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights. George will also be participating on a panel of the book’s launch later this month at a UN forum. Learn more about the book here.