COVID-19 RESPONSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW

Summer classes will be held online. https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/summer-2020-grading-policy/ Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The College of Law is cancelling, postponing and adjusting several events as a result of the evolving nature of COVID-19.  Here’s a round-up of the latest changes.  Check back at […]

Rosky files lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

UPDATE:  The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina on March 11 entered a consent decree that declares South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement. The court’s decree comes two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of the high school student organization Gender and Sexuality […]

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

By Paul Gabrielsen, science writer, University Marketing & Communications Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer, according to two University of Utah professors, appears […]

Stegner Center research questions whether national monument management plans follow federal law

New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment questions whether the federal government followed the law in finalizing management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Two years ago, President Donald Trump cut the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante […]

Kronk Warner featured in diversity issue of PreLaw magazine

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner is featured in the latest issue of PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist, for her historic appointment as the first Native American and female dean earlier this year. Since assuming her role, Kronk Warner has focused on a number of initiatives […]

Baughman co-authors study on prosecutors’ race and class biases

*Reprinted with permission from the University of Arizona. America’s prison populations are disproportionately filled with people of color, but prosecutors’ biases toward defendants’ race and class may not be the primary cause for those disparities, according to new research from the University of Arizona and co-authored by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

Cassell takes fight on behalf of Epstein victims to 11th Circuit

A case that College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point earlier this year, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. The case then took a shocking turn when Epstein was […]

New Law, Economics, and Business Workshop debuts at College of Law

A new course at the S.J. Quinney College of Law debuting this spring is designed to give students an opportunity to engage with prominent scholars and leaders closely connected to contemporary business law issues. The Law, Economics, and Business Workshop at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law brings together scholars, students, and faculty for seminar-style discussion of innovative and complex topics […]

FACULTY: College of Law professors set to present at AALS

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Association of American Law Schools in Washington D.C. Thousands of law faculty, deans, administrators and scholars will gather at the conference from Jan.2-5. The theme for the first meeting of the new decade is “Pillars […]

Legislation inspired by ULaw professor’s research aims to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson  has laid the foundation for newly proposed federal legislation designed to better protect Americans from predatory lenders. Peterson’s work, titled “American Usury Law and the Military Lending Act,”provides a historical record of the Military Lending Act (MLA), which U.S. Congress adopted […]