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

Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The University of Utah is now in the orange phase, using operational guidelines developed by the Project Orange campus-wide working group. Please note that in the orange phase most work will continue to occur away from campus, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]