Are existing laws enough to cope with accelerating environmental change?

Do you think that major statutory reform is necessary address global environmental challenges? Think again. Newly published research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a group of environmental law scholars explores the untapped capacity of existing environmental and natural resources management statutes to address accelerating environmental change in the absence of […]

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center clears name of man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC)  has cleared the name of a man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault more than two decades ago. Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order on Sept. 10 exonerating Christopher Wickham, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Led by […]

Contreras selected as a U Presidential Scholar

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named a 2019 Presidential Scholar, an award given out by the Office of Academic Affairs that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts. Contreras joins Anil Seth, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Kathy Sward, associate professor, College of Nursing; and Micah […]

Schwartz set to publish new research on how changes to securities laws would allow companies to operate more sustainably

As a top corporate law scholar, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz’s work centers on securities law, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy. In his newest research, set to publish in a 2020 issue of the Maryland Law Review, Schwartz explores how activist funds use securities laws to their own advantage. […]

The changemaker: Meet new ULaw Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Ask Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the new dean at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, why Salt Lake City is a great place to attend law school and she won’t hold back. Not even a little. World-class faculty consulting on legislation for Congress or being published in top journals? Check. A supportive community and opportunities for […]

Cassell’s work for victims in Epstein case highlighted on national stage

A case that University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point this week, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. Cassell, a nationally-renown crime […]

Kronk Warner appoints two associate deans to leadership team

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner has appointed two associate deans to her leadership team. Amelia Rinehart will serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and RonNell Andersen Jones will  serve as Associate Dean of Faculty and Research. “I am honored to work with these women and am excited […]

Tanana joins Stegner Center as a research associate

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment welcomes Heather Tanana as a research associate. Tanana, a 2010 alumna of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduated with high honors and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law.  She holds a master’s degree in […]

Cassell’s research cited in SCOTUS double jeopardy case

Earlier this month, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cited research by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell in his dissenting opinion in Gamble v. United States. Gorsuch called Cassell work part of “persuasive academic support” for the conclusion that the Double Jeopardy Clause forbids both the federal and state governments from prosecuting […]

Stalled!: Designing the Public Restroom of the Future

By Elayne Wells Harmer What will the public restroom of the future look like? Perhaps all stalls will be fully enclosed and self-cleaning, as some are in England and France.[1] Maybe they will run on solar power and be made of vandalism-resistant material, as are the loos in Portland.[2] In a perfect future world, toilet […]