Hwang recognized on prestigious list of “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles”

Research by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named among the “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles” by The Corporate Practice Commentator out of Georgetown University. Hwang is highlighted for her paper, Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions, published in the University […]

University of Utah researchers identify link between Chicago homicide spike and decline in stop-and-frisk policing

A crushing wave of homicides swept through Chicago in 2016, leading to intense discussion over how to stop the bloodshed. As broader discussion over how to curb gun violence continues across the nation, a pair of University of Utah researchers have found a link between the 2016 spike in Chicago homicides and a decline in […]

Research by Hwang featured in Jotwell

New research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cathy Hwang  is featured in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The journal aims to fill a gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law maintains strengths in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a perennially-ranked law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 54th among 202 […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates partnership with new Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

A new organization dedicated to advancing the goals of equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession will be a community partner to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and assist in fostering initiatives related to helping people with diverse backgrounds advance in the legal community. The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion, a […]

A note from the dean

Dear friends: As we approach mid-semester with spring break only a few weeks away, I am delighted to report that we are experiencing a new springtime at the law school. I’ve kept track of the many successes at the College of Law from afar this semester. I am currently on sabbatical, traveling in New Zealand […]

Reitze explores methane and emissions from oil and gas operations in new research

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze explores methane and emissions from oil and gas operations in new research —a topic of particular importance in Utah, which struggles with an air pollution problem during winter inversion months. Reitze’s article, “The Control of Methane and VOC Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations […]

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 […]