Contreras honored in Vancouver by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was honored earlier this month in Vancouver by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Contreras received an award for “outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” The IEEE […]

Andersen Jones interviewed by KSL about free speech issues, Fordham Debate

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones was interviewed by KSL recently about free speech issues. The article also mentioned the College of Law’s recent Fordham Debate about free speech on college campuses. Read the full article here. Watch the Fordham Debate here. 

S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recipient of $10,000 grant from American College of Bankruptcy and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative program has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to bolster pro bono services. The U’s grant was one of 48 pro bono grants totaling $448,500 awarded to legal services […]

Panel of experts discuss PTSD, legal issues facing veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently hosted a roundtable discussion with several experts about issues faced by veterans, including the legal issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The panel of experts included: -Jim Holbrook, veteran and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law -John Baxter, veteran, judge, and […]

Bernstein publishes article in Utah Bar Journal about Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

Melissa Bernstein, library director and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, worked to enact a new law that would  authentication and preservation of official legal material published online.   Bernstein wrote about advocating to get the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act passed in Utah in the last legislative session in the latest issue of the Utah […]

Ruple visits Pakistan to address looming water crisis and water security

In Pakistan, reliable drinking water is accessible to less than 15 percent of the population, inadequate sanitation contributes to preventable waterborne diseases, and inefficient water management leads to distribution inequities. These problems will increase as Pakistan’s population grows, climate change impacts water availability, and as reservoirs fill with sediment and lose capacity. As the country’s […]

Baughman co-authors new edition of criminal law book

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman recently authored and published the seventh edition of Criminal Law Examples & Explanations with Richard G. Singer and John Q. La Fond. “This book is a tool that’s extremely helpful for new law students,” Baughman said. “We go over hypothetical situations in class, but […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. Goodman case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a closely watched case involving the circumstances under which the Constitution permits an accused sex offender to be denied bail pending trial.  The case, Arizona v. Goodman, involves a divided decision by the Arizona Supreme Court, […]

Andersen Jones named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones has been named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project (ISP). The ISP is an intellectual center at Yale Law School focused on the complex relationships between law, technology, and society. The center’s resident and affiliated fellows explore interdisciplinary issues from […]

Free speech on college campuses subject of 35th annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15

Should First Amendment rights of members of university communities be constrained if their speech undermines the mission of the university? That question will be the subject of the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The debate begins at 5 p.m, with a reception […]