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Dean’s Book Review – Five Words that Changed America: The Right to Remain Silent

April 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event is in conjunction with the Alumni Association.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Register on the U Alumni website »

“You have the right to remain silent.” Most Americans know the warning, but few know the story behind it. Miranda v. Arizona is more than the source of this iconic phrase. It is a remarkable tale of devastating crimes, young victims, novice police officers, a serial sex offender, purse-snatchings, robberies, strategic moves, brilliant lawyering, bravery, misogyny, brutality, and poor choices.

In the middle of it all were police departments struggling to change with the times, a United States Supreme Court in the throes of an individual rights revolution, and a nation navigating the turmoil of the 1960s. Based on first-person interviews and archival materials, Five Words That Changed America brings these stories to life and provides a birds-eye view of the case that changed America.

Please join us for this special event moderated by Elizabeth Kronk Warner, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Professor Amos Guiora and Professor Louisa Heiny will be the panelists.

This event qualifies for one hour of CLE credit (pending). You can purchase the book ahead of the event from The King’s English Bookshop and receive a discount—enter coupon code FIVEWORDS at checkout. There are a limited number of signed copies.

If you have any questions please email, robbi.richter@law.utah.edu.

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April 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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