New research by Cassell suggests a “Minneapolis Effect” may be increasing homicides across the country

Recently criminal justice observers have been puzzled by the fact that homicide rates are sharply increasing across the country, while most other crime categories are stable or trending slightly downward.  What is causing the nation’s homicide spikes? The answer, according to University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, appears to be […]

Guiora named inaugural chair of new U Independent Review Committee

*Reprinted with permission from the Campus Safety Office. Two new public safety committees were created this month by University of Utah Chief Safety Officer Marlon Lynch and appointed by U President Ruth Watkins. The Public Safety Advisory Committee and the Independent Review Committee are comprised of students, faculty, and staff from across the institution and […]

Ruple article on fossil fuel development featured by Environmental Law Reporter

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Professor John Ruple co-wrote an article with Jamie Gibbs Pluene and Nada Wolff Culver titled, A Road Map to Net-Zero Emissions For Fossil Fuel Development on Public Lands. Their article was selected as the featured Environmental Law Reporter (ELR) article of the month. It will be […]

New Utah Supreme Court ruling designed to protect child abuse victims connected to Cassell case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell won a victory for victims recently, with a Utah Supreme Court ruling that children who report that they were sexual assaulted don’t need to testify and confront their alleged abuser multiple times in court. Cassell represented one of the victims in the case that […]

Tanana contributes to new report on assessing legal responses to COVID-19

As the nation continues to address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Heather Tanana, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, joined forces with a group of 50 national experts  to assess the U.S. policy response to the crisis to date. The group released a new report outlining their findings this week. The […]

Guiora authors new book on complicity in sexual abuse

Stories of powerful men who have abused positions of trust to commit sexual abuse against hundreds of survivors have dominated headlines in recent years. From dozens of gymnasts who testified against former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, to the thousands of women and men who shared their encounters with sexual misconduct when the #MeToo movement […]

Cassell fight on behalf of Epstein victims still alive in court

A case that College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point last year, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. The case then took a shocking turn when Epstein was found […]

FACULTY: Kronk Warner quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner appeared in the national media recently. Kronk Warner was quoted in The New York Times on Joe Biden’s plan to tackle climate change. She was also quoted in The Washington Post related to a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court declaring nearly half of eastern […]

Holbrook essay: ‘I am a recovering racist.’

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor James Holbrook shares insights in a newly published essay. Read more: I Am A Recovering Racist

Baughman named Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at College of Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner has appointed Shima Baradaran Baughman as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development. “Shima is an exceptional scholar with great vision.  I am very excited for her leadership moving forward,” said Kronk Warner. Baughman is a professor of criminal law. She is a […]