George reappointed to board of American Bar Association Human Rights Center

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George has been reappointed to the Executive Board of the American Bar Association Human Rights Center. George will serve in the position with new board chair James Wynn, a judge who sits on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wynn has formed a committee to […]

College of Law, along with University of Utah, supports #Academics4BlackLives

The University of Utah is proud to join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week‚ a “weeklong personal and professional development initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.” U leaders acknowledge the deep anger and hurt many students, […]

Cassell listed as a top legal author on HeinOnline

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was ranked among the top 250 legal authors on HeinOnline. This list includes both current and deceased authors and is based on articles from the past two centuries. It includes legal scholars, supreme court justices, appellate judges and other legal giants. See the full […]

U Law researcher aids in Navajo Nation’s fight against COVID-19

Like thousands of families whose members are healthcare workers, Heather Tanana worries about the safety of her father, a physician working on the front-lines of COVID-19 in southern Utah’s Monument Valley. “I am Diné (Navajo) of the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) clan. It’s been heartbreaking to see the sharp rise of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation […]

George to appear on American Bar Association panel about corporate social responsibility

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will appear on a May 8 panel hosted by the American Bar Association International Law Section about the future of corporate social responsibility.

Cassell continues fight on behalf of victims of Jeffrey Epstein

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and attorney Bradley J. Edwards have filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on behalf of sex abuse victims of multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein.  The petition asks the full Eleventh Circuit to rehear its earlier […]

Carolynn Clark named director of Master of Legal Studies degree program

Carolynn Clark has been named the new director of the Master of Legal Studies degree program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. She began her role on May 1. Clark received her law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2003. After law school, Clark completed a judicial clerkship […]

Craig named a Distinguished Professor by University of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Kundis Craig has been named a Distinguished Professor. The rank is given out annually to a select number of outstanding professors at the U. In order to be considered for the title a professor must have at least five years of service. A professor also […]

Hwang receives Early Career Teaching Award

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cathy Hwang has been awarded an  Early Career Teaching Award, which recognizes significant contributions to teaching at the U through new and innovative teaching methods. The award, the highest teaching award for pre-tenured faculty at the U, is given to only four University of Utah professors each […]

Court rejects petition for crime victims in Epstein case

Today in a divided 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rejected a petition for crime victims in the Jeffrey Epstein case, filed by Florida attorney Bradley J. Edwards and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell.   The Circuit held that the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (CVRA) […]