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George interviewed by Iowa Public Radio on ag-gag laws

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently appeared on Iowa Public Radio to discuss a newly filed lawsuit in that state.  Animal rights and free speech organizations filed a lawsuit earlier this month against the State of Iowa challenging a state law from 2012, often referred to as Iowa’s ag-gag […]

George appears on BYU’s “Top of Mind” to discuss ag-gag laws

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently appeared on BYU Radio’s “Top of Mind” with Julie Rose to discuss ag-gag laws.  At least nine states have “ag-gag” laws on the books. A federal judge recently ruled one such law in Utah unconstitutional. These laws make it a crime to lie […]

George wrote Op-ed for Salt Lake Tribune on Utah’s ‘ag-gag’ law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George submitted an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Op-ed: Court ruling voiding Utah’s ‘ag-gag’ law got it right and other states should copy it.”

New research by George on global supply chains featured by Institute of Human Rights and Business

New research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was featured in a blog by the Institute of Human Rights and Business, a think tank based in London. George and co-author David Wofford authored the blog to promote their new research,  Recognizing Women’s Rights at Work: Health and Women Workers […]

George participates in events at Occidental College, University of Connecticut

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently presented her work at two events. George appeared in Los Angeles at Occidental to discuss a portion of a forthcoming book chapter, “Security and Sustainability in Complex Contexts from Conflict to Cooperation in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: The Voluntary Principles on Security, Corporate Responsibility and […]

George honored for global justice work at Sundance Film Festival

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was among those honored by Zions Bank at the Sundance Film Festival recently at a “Women’s Celebration Luncheon” in Park City on Jan.26. George was honored for her work in global justice. George last year worked with students on the release of a new […]

George interviewed on BYURadio about refugee process

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was interviewed on the BYURadio Top of Mind show. George discussed the legal obligations the U.S. has to take in refugees, the definition of a refugee, and the extensive vetting process. Listen to the full segment here (Professor George starts at 62 minutes) »

George to moderate panel on Syria at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will moderate a panel discussion on the crisis in Syria at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance directors will discuss Syria at a “Thought Leader Symposium” at the law school on Jan. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The symposium features Matthew Heineman […]

George publishes op-ed: “Lesson of Standing Rock is indigenous people should be included”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George published an op-ed in the October 1, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Lesson of Standing Rock is indigenous people should be included.” “The struggle in Standing Rock North Dakota has played out in many other places around the world as indigenous communities have challenged […]

George moderates dialog on police and community relations

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George moderated a discussion on police and community relations with West Valley City Police Chief Lee Russo and John Mejia, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah. The discussion focused on modern police training and “slowing things down.” George, who moderated the discussion, asked whether Russo’s change […]