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March 2019

53rd Annual William H. Leary Lecture

March 6 @ 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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The Constitution and Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump 5:30 p.m. – Reception 6:00 p.m. – Lecture S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Since the U.S. Supreme Court has become increasingly conservative under the administration of President Donald Trump, speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade —the landmark decision n 1973 that made abortion legal in all 50 states —has become a hot-button political issue. In Utah in particular, many issues tied to reproductive justice…

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Wallace Stegner Center 24th Annual Symposium – Recreation Challenges on Public Lands

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 12:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) In recent years, outdoor recreation has become a primary use of the public lands, creating myriad conflicts, challenges, and opportunities. A substantial portion of the public domain is managed for recreation in the form of national parks, national monuments, wilderness areas, and the like, drawing millions of visitors annually. Outdoor recreation is now big business, constituting two percent of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), which is more than agriculture, mining, or…

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Frontiers in Precision Medicine IV – Artificial Intelligence, Assembling Large Cohorts, and the Population Data Revolution

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
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. - 4:15 p.m., University of Utah Alumni House Register online » Personalized medicine promises to deliver the right treatment to the right patient at the right price. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have the potential to accelerate discoveries and the implementation of personalized medicine. To maximize the potential of AI and ML, researchers and healthcare providers will need to obtain data from large patient cohorts and apply the latest AI and ML algorithms and techniques. Please…

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Bridging the Divide

March 28 @ 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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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag lecture 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 In his presentation on “Bridging the Divide,” Senator Jeff Bingaman will discuss the obstacles that make it difficult to find common ground on policy disputes in Washington. He will discuss the tactics that undermine the proper functioning of the federal government, including shutdowns, threats to default on the national debt, and Senate refusal to consider Presidential nominations. This event will be streamed and recorded…

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May 2019

Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law

May 3
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8am-Noon PT/9:00am-1pm MT/10:00am-2:00pm CT/11:00am-3:00pm ET   Interested in hearing from the IRS and national experts about recent court cases, IRS guidance, and DOJ actions involving conservation easements? This program will address the most salient federal tax law issues impacting conservation easement transactions today. Attend in person or tune in online. Both in-person and online attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the IRS representative and other expert panelists. This program will benefit land trusts, government agencies, landowners, attorneys,…

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September 2019

36th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

September 5 @ 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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"Be it resolved that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms should be limited to the home." 5:30 – Reception 6:00 – Debate Registration requested » 5:30-7:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) In a pair of deeply divided opinions a decade ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that the Second Amendment provides an individual constitutional right to possess a firearm at home for self-defense. But those cases also approved of some long-standing…

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The Annual Tanner-McMurrin Lecture

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Ethics for a Connected World: Three Cases that Impact You Joel Rosenthal, President, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 6:00 pm, Reception 7:00 pm, Lecture + Q&A 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) Astonishing scientific and technological achievement defines the moment we live in and sets the pace for our future. As our world changes more rapidly than ever before, these advancements bring with them unprecedented ethical crises that impact you and…

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Utah Court of Appeals CLE

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Effective Appellate Brief Writing and Oral Argument 12:30-1:30 p.m. S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 A lunch CLE will follow the Utah Court of Appeals arguments at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The CLE will be a panel discussion among the three judges of the panel. There will be an opportunity for questions after the CLE presentation on the presentation itself and general questions about the arguments that were just heard and the best ways to handle oral…

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The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupation and Combatting Violent Extremism

September 19 @ 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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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6) America has become all too familiar with the impacts on human lives and communities of violent domestic extremism. One such incident occurred in 2016 when armed anti-federal government activists seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. While the international media focused on the very real prospect of mass carnage, far less attention was paid to the indispensable role of local citizens in…

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October 2019

The FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Report

October 3 @ 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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  12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom, Level 6 The FBI came under fire in 2017 after a report revealed it had begun using the term "black identity extremists" in official documents to describe black activists and individuals who were considered security threats by law enforcement. The classification shares multiple similarities to the bureau's COINTELPRO project, which was used throughout the 1950s and '60s to track and disrupt domestic political organizations, including the Civil Rights movement. More…

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Reasons for Hope: An Afternoon with Jane Goodall

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute   12:30-2:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) As a trailblazer in animal behavior research, Dr. Jane Goodall’s pioneering studies on the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania, offered a remarkable window into the lives of our closest living relatives and redefined our relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom. Her research birthed what is now the Guinness World Record's…

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Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium – News, Disinformation, and Social Media Responsibility

October 18 @ 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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8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 The Utah Law Review is thrilled to announce this year’s symposium topic: News, Disinformation, and Social Media Responsibility. The event is designed to investigate twin problems arising from the changing media landscape. In recent years, major social media platforms have become the primary mechanism for the distribution of news-delivering, but not producing, journalism on matters of public concern, while attracting much of the advertising revenue that once supported…

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Air pollution, Environmental Injustice, and the Well-Being of Children

October 24 @ 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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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6) This Stenger Center Green Bag will address how air pollution impacts children’s cognitive development; social inequalities in exposure to air pollution in US public schools; and associations between air pollution and academic performance of US school children. Watch this lecture on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel » 1 hour of CLE (pending). Lunch provided. No registration required. Free and open…

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November 2019

15th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture – Jason Robison

November 7 @ 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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Beyond Bears Ears: Postcolonialism & Grand Canyon National Park 12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6) 2019 not only marks the sesquicentennial of John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 Expedition down the Green and Colorado rivers, but also the centennial of the national park established to conserve unimpaired the gaping chasm named by Powell: Grand Canyon. As Powell could attest, Native Americans formed connections to this magical place for millennia prior to the national park’s creation, posing…

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15th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar Downtown CLE – Jason Robison

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Downstream of Montana v. Wyoming: Equity, Tribes & the Yellowstone River Compact 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Holland & Hart (222 Main St #2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) Not only does the Yellowstone River Basin contain the world’s first national park, it also encompasses the reservations of four tribal sovereigns: the Crow and Northern Cheyenne in Montana and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho in Wyoming. Montana v. Wyoming, 138 S. Ct. 758 (2018), marked the first occasion on which…

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