U hosts Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Forum

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted legal scholars from across the country for the annual Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference. The Conference, which the University of Utah hosts every other year, brought together dozens of scholars from several law schools who are early in their careers. Participants circulated papers before the […]

Veterans and Access to Justice

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

Tanana receives lawyer of the year award from Utah State Bar

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Professor Heather Tanana has been named “lawyer of the year” by the Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law (“ENREL”) Section of the Utah State Bar. The award was announced at the ENREL Annual Business Meeting on October 6. Tanana is experienced in state, federal, and tribal courts […]

Rumore quoted in article on the rise of “Zoom Towns”

Danya Rumore, Director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was quoted in an @theU article titled, “The rise of ‘Zoom Towns’ in the rural west.”   Fast Company article about our research and the Zoom Town phenomenon, in which I’m quoted: https://www.fastcompany.com/90564796/zoom-towns-are-exploding-in-the-west Flathead Beacon article […]

Contreras’ research explores impact of patent sharing in fight against COVID-19

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras and colleagues in the journal Nature Biotechnology this week shows an effort to make intellectual property more accessible to researchers, developers and manufacturers is having positive results in the response to the coronavirus pandemic. Contreras was among a group of nine […]

Justice Department honors Cassell

*Reprinted with permission from the U.S. Department of Justice The Justice Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, a division of the Office of Justice Programs, presented Professor Paul G. Cassell the Ronald Wilson Reagan Public Policy Award. This National Crime Victims’ Service Awards category honors individuals whose leadership, vision and innovation have led to significant changes […]

Brown quoted in national media about Trump COVID-19 diagnosis

How much private health information should President Donald Trump disclose to the public in the wake of his recent COVID-19 diagnosis? That question is being heavily debated —as the nation grapples with how to balance the boundaries of health privacy with the public’s need to know about the fitness of its leaders. University of Utah […]

College of Law faculty discusses U.S. Supreme Court nomination with media

Several University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors have been cited in the media related to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Robin Craig spoke to Bloomberg Law and Nature about how the nomination may affect environmental law issues. RonNell Andersen Jones spoke to KSL about […]

College of Law discusses legacy of Justice Ginsburg with CW 30

Voices from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law were recently featured on a new evening show launched by Utah’s CW 30. Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Professor RonNell Andersen Jones and law student Niki Crabtree discussed the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with news anchor Rosie Nguyen. View the segments […]

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 […]