Research by Skibine explores 30 years of federal Indian Law in the U.S. Supreme Court

In his latest research, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Alexander Tallchief Skibine explores federal Indian Law over the past 30 years in the U.S. Supreme Court.  His paper, “The Supreme Court’s Last 30 Years of Federal Indian Law:  Looking for Equilibrium or Supremacy?” examines the role of the Supreme Court in […]

Research by Guiora helped with foundation of proposed ‘Duty to Assist in an Emergency’ bill

A bill planned for the 2018 Utah Legislative Session by Utah House Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Brian King would require Utah citizens to assist others who are suffering, or are threatened with serious bodily injury associated with a crime or another emergency. Failing to act or call for help for a stranger in need, in […]

Bail reform key fix for jail overcrowding, new research from University of Utah law professor shows

Could bail reform be the answer to changing the trajectory of America’s current problem with mass incarceration? That question is central to a new book published this month by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman and Cambridge University Press titled “The Bail Book: A Comprehensive Look at Bail in America’s Criminal Justice […]

Contreras publishes new book on patents

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has published a new book. The Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law: Competition, Antitrust and Patents is newly released by Cambridge University Press. The text is the first comprehensive global treatment of a rapidly growing field that lies at the intersection of patent and antitrust/competition […]

Research by Tokson cited in U.S. Supreme Court arguments

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard the high stakes arguments of Carpenter v. United States in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, a familiar name popped up as justices considered legal issues in the case. Justice Sonia Sotomayor cited research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Matthew Tokson during discussion of the […]

Limitations of abortion law at center of Dec.1 symposium at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

For 15 years, Willie Parker has walked past picketers who threaten his life as he heads into his clinic to provide abortions in the Deep South. Parker’s story is chronicled in his memoir, “Life’s Work,” and in the 2016 documentary “Trapped,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. An outspoken advocate for reproductive justice, Parker — […]

University of Utah researcher: Consumer protection from predatory lending at-risk if Financial Choice Act of 2017 becomes law

As proposed legislation to repeal provisions of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms — measures put into place to protect consumers after the housing crisis financially devastated millions of Americans — moves ahead in Congress, a new legal analysis released by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why passage of […]

U law professor: Child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify in preliminary hearings

A new amicus brief filed in the Utah Supreme Court today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell argues that child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify during preliminary hearings. In addition to Cassell, the brief was filed by Spencer Banks of the Utah Crime Victim’s […]

Utah Law Faculty Scholarship

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates its faculty’s longstanding reputation for scholarly excellence. Recent articles have appeared in nationally recognized journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. […]

Rosky’s research provides foundation for repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law

A University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor has played a significant role in repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law. Clifford Rosky completed a comprehensive study of anti-gay curriculum laws that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Columbia Law Review. His research was the foundation for a lawsuit filed by the […]