Andersen Jones participates in Yale Law School’s Access and Accountability Conference

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones visited the Media Freedom and Information Access (MFIA) Clinic at Yale Law School earlier this month to participate in the institution’s annual Access and Accountability Conference. Andersen Jones spoke on “Vilification of the Press and Threats to Newsgathering.” The conference focused on the laws, […]

College of Law earns high marks for health law and small law firm training

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named a top law school in the latest issue of PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist. The institution received an “A” for its emerging health law program, which was also nationally-ranked in U.S. News & World Report for the first time earlier this […]

FBI’s ‘black identity extremist’ report subject of Oct.3 event

In 2017, the FBI came under fire after a report revealed it had begun using the term “black identity extremists” in official documents to describe black activists and individuals who were considered security threats by law enforcement. The classification shares multiple similarities to the bureau’s COINTELPRO project, which was used throughout the 1950s and ’60s […]

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. […]

Craig elected as a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

The American College of Environmental Lawyers  announced this month that S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig is among 25 new fellows and one honorary fellow who have been appointed as members in the college. The distinction was awarded based on on Craig’s experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field […]

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 […]

Anghie receives honorary degree by the University of Kent

University of Law S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Tony Anghie received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Kent on July 16. The award was given by Dr. Luis Eslava who shared how Anghie’s work has revolutionized the understanding of how international law has contributed to an unequal global system. Eslava […]