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 […]

Brown and Contreras receive Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors are among the recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018. Teneille Brown and Jorge Contreras  were honored recently at an awards ceremony sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business. The awards honor faculty and staff across the campus […]

Changing of the guard

For more than 25 hours straight in 2015, Bob Adler made his way mile by mile through the desert and mesas of southern Utah. Through pouring rain, slick mud, and dehydration, through moments of exhaustion but never wanting to quit, Adler kept on moving forward until he finished a 100-mile race. The dean of the […]

Dryer elected as first career-line faculty member in history to lead U’s Academic Senate

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer never shies away from stepping up to the plate to lead. He served a total of 17 years on the University of Utah Board of Trustees, stepping down in 2011 after working through the era of six different university presidents. He watched as chairman […]

Peterson testifies before Congress on ending debt traps in the payday lending industry

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions of House Financial Services Committee on April 30, in a hearing titled Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry. Peterson joined several witnesses in addressing the committee […]

Hwang recognized on prestigious list of “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles”

An article by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been voted one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles” by the country’s corporate law professors. This is the second time one of her articles has been recognized as among the best scholarship in her field. […]

Adler inducted into Phi Kappa Phi national honor society

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted Robert W. Adler, dean of the S.J.Quinney College of Law, as a member earlier this month. Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society established to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to […]

Ruple publishes review of national monument reductions in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Newly published research by John Ruple, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, contains the first and only comprehensive review of every prior national monument reductions that occurred as a result of presidential action. Ruple’s article, The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications, is […]