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September 2017

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Gregory Meehan

September 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Products, technology, and even basic ways of doing things inescapably adhere to a life cycle, no different than nature.  Our massive dependence on fossil fuels must then necessarily run its course, not because stocks of petroleum will be depleted but because more attractive alternatives will emerge, disrupting and ultimately replacing them.  Decline comes to all things. This presentation examines when and how…

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October 2017

Stegner Green Bag – Brenda B. Bowen

October 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats   12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) The Bonneville Salt Flats is a vast perennial salt pan in northwest Utah that is sensitive to variations in rain, wind, evaporation, groundwater flux, and land use. The ephemeral BLM-managed landscape is valued for land-speed racing and potash mining, but recent environmental changes may be limiting these historic uses. Ongoing research is examining the salt flats as a coupled natural and…

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Utah Law Review- Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt in American Higher Education 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 After home mortgages, student loans are now the second largest consumer finance market in the country. Student debt is reshaping the way the American middle class approaches higher education, work, purchasing a home, and even retirement. Law schools in particular are a bellwether in the student loan debate. During the Obama administration Congress, the…

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November 2017

34th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Details coming soon! Topic: Affirmative consent in rape law 5:30-7:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) 5:30 – Reception 6:00 – Debate Debate Participants: Jed Rubenfeld, Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law, Yale Law School Deborah Turkheimer, Professor of Law, Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University Free and open to the public. 1 hour CLE (pending). The Fordham Debate is named in honor of Professor Jefferson B. Fordham, an outstanding legal scholar and defender of individual…

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February 2018

Wallace Stegner Center Lecture – Robin Kundis Craig

February 1, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The End of Sustainability: Learning to Live with the Trickster in Natural Resources Management 12:15-1:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, (Level 6) The time has come for us to collectively reexamine—and ultimately move past—the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging reality of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty, and unprecedented change. From a legal…

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