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December 2020

Dean’s Forum – Pandemic Positives: The Silver Linings of the Justice System’s Otherwise Dark and Dreary Year

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link – Register here » The COVID-19 pandemic has been a most unwelcome stress test for our already overburdened systems of justice. But--like all good stress tests--this pandemic has given us a wealth of important information about our justice system's weaknesses and has spurred innovations that would have otherwise taken years to implement. As we begin envisioning a post-pandemic world, what changes must be made to the processes and technology that hold together our system of justice?…

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January 2021

Do You See What I See? The Science and Law of Eyewitness Identifications (Part 2)

January 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A College of Law CLE Webinar 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » An eyewitness identification of a defendant can be powerful and persuasive evidence. At the same time, the majority of wrongful convictions involve a mistaken eyewitness identification. Professor Louisa Heiny of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Honorable Richard McKelvie of the Third District Court will discuss the admissibility of eyewitness identification evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 617; how stress, fear, race, and other factors may…

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Election Law: Recapping the 2020 Election

January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A College of Law CLE Webinar 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » Details coming soon.   Panelists: Tyler Green, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Matt Sanderson, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, Co-leader, Political Law Group. 1 hour CLE credit (pending).   For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059. SUBSCRIBE to the S.J. Quinney College of Law event lists to stay current on upcoming College of Law events. You may unsubscribe at anytime.

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7th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium – UTIP Conference

January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Social Justice Student Initiative, in cooperation with Utah’s Attorney General’s Office, Asian Association of Utah and UTIP, present the seventh annual Human Trafficking Symposium. This two-day virtual symposium will focus on “Human Trafficking: Beyond Awareness” and will explore the complex ways human trafficking exists within our society, as well as how to move beyond understanding the presence of trafficking to identify and support those affected by it. Wednesday, January 20…

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Dean’s Book Review – “His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope”

January 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Zoom link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham, it is an intimate and revealing portrait of the civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to his passing on July 17,…

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Re-Bisoning The West

January 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag   12:00 p.m.,  Zoom link – Register here (coming soon) » Kurt Repanshek traces the history of bison from their near extinction to present-day efforts to bring them back to the landscape—and the biological, political, and cultural hurdles confronting these efforts. Repanshek explores Native Americans’ relationships with bison and presents a forward-thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems. Read more »   1-hour CLE (pending). Free and…

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Armies of Enablers: Deconstructing sexual abuse of athletes and bystanders who perpetuated a culture of turning a blind eye

January 29, 2021 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Register here » Join the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law for an online conference that will discuss different issues---legal and non-legal alike-- germane to examining assaults on athletes, including hearing the voices of the survivors. The conference will address ethical, legal, legislative, institutional, and medical questions in an effort to better understand the causes of the abuse and examine ways to prevent abuse in the future. The invited panelists represent a broad spectrum of expertise and experience…

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February 2021

Using Executive Fiat for Conservation or Destruction: From Roosevelt to Trump

February 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:00 p.m.,  Zoom link – Register here (coming soon) » Just over a century after President Theodore Roosevelt left the West Wing in 1909, another Republican, Donald Trump, moved in. The contrasts between Roosevelt and Trump are many. Roosevelt is viewed as one of the greatest conservation Presidents in the nation’s history with a deep respect for science, while Trump has been billed as the worst, with a palpable disdain for science. Yet several…

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Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagining the Colorado River Basin

February 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:00 p.m.,  Zoom link – Register here (coming soon) » The climate change-stricken Colorado River Basin not only provides water to forty-million people, including along Utah’s Wasatch Front. It also contains ancestral homelands of 29 Native American tribes as well as pervasive, sublime public lands such as Grand Canyon National Park. Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell & Reimagining the Colorado River Basin—a recent volume commemorating the historic 1869 Powell Expedition’s sesquicentennial—explores the basin’s…

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March 2021

Wallace Stegner Center 26th Annual Symposium – “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?”

March 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th annual symposium on “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?” to be held on Thursday to Friday, March 25-26, 2020, will explore the role of plastics in the modern world; the environmental impacts of plastic production, use, and disposal; and the ongoing debate about the need, viability, and desirability of alternatives to plastics. The symposium will include presentations about the history of plastic and both its benefits and costs, and legal issues surrounding plastics regulation.…

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June 2021

4th International Conference On The End of Life

June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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4th International Conference On The End of Life: Law, Ethics and Policy Practice University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Agenda and details coming soon. Registration opens Summer 2020.     Things to do in Utah Visit Utah Visit Salt Lake City   History of the ICEL The first conference was held in Brisbane, Australia in 2014. It was co-hosted by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research with the Dalhousie Health Law Institute (Canada) and the Tsinghua Medical…

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