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January 2021

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

January 21 @ 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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Advocating For Innocence Overturning Wrongful Convictions

January 27 @ 12:00 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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12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Zoom link - Register here » Kirk Bloodsworth shares how a murder conviction sent him to death row to await execution until DNA evidence confirmed his innocence. Anna Rossi will discuss the work of Conviction Integrity Units. Jensie L. Anderson will discuss how the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center works to overturn wrongful convictions. 1-hour CLE credit (pending).

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Re-Bisoning The West

January 28 @ 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 » 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 open to…

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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 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., MST 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…

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February 2021

It Isn’t Over Yet: How COVID Has Impacted Law Firm Operations

February 12 @ 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 » This webinar will discuss how COVID has impacted law firm operations in that last year, including attorney flexibility and mobility, client expectations, emerging practice areas and how the new changes will be further impacted by Utah’s new regulatory reform experiment. Panelists: Keven Rowe, President, Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough Lee Wright, Managing Partner, Kirton McConkie Todd Leishman, President and Chairman of Dentons Durham Jones & Pinegar   1 hour CLE credit (pending).…

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

February 18 @ 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 » 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 past, present,…

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Lawyer Advertising: What’s in, what’s out and what you can do

February 19 @ 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 » Join John Snow, the chairperson of the ethics committee, and Matthew Driggs from the Advocates as they discuss the new advertising rule changes. Significant changes were made this past summer that affect most law firms and how they market. As attorneys, we all want more business and we want to go about getting that business in an ethical way.  Find out and discuss what advertising and marketing is now appropriate and what…

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Supporting Black-owned businesses in Utah: Legal and business reforms to drive change

February 25 @ 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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8:00-9:00 a.m., Zoom link - Register here » A Conversation discussing black businesses in Utah and what legal and business activities/reforms would be helpful to support/promote black owned businesses. 1 hour Utah CLE (pending). Free and open to the public.   Panelists: James Jackson III, Founder and Executive Director of the Utah Black Chamber Chris Peterson, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Annie Leither, Vice President, Sponsorships, Zions Bank Moderated by Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner…

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March 2021

Master of Legal Studies Information Session Webinar

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  A Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program offers a cutting-edge curriculum that immerses students in the law and the intricacies of the U.S. legal system without investing three years to earn a J.D. If you find yourself needing a stronger foundation for working with and understanding law and regulation, this degree may be the right fit for you! Bolster your legal acumen and advance in your current role or expand your employment prospects in a wide range of professions.…

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Utah’s Rights to Colorado River Water and the Lake Powell Pipeline

March 11 @ 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 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link - Register here » All Colorado River basin states have appropriated water rights that are protected by law for use and development. Utah is using approximately half of its legal allocation today. After considering use, reliable supply and climate change impacts, the state is pursing the Lake Powell Pipeline to use an additional 5% of its water right to provide a needed water resource in Utah’s fastest-growing and driest region…

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Political Speech and Employers – Can They Work Together?

March 12 @ 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 » Employment lawyers Mike O’Brien and Elena Vetter from Jones Waldo talk about what happens when acronyms like BLM and MAGA show up at the workplace. Panelists: Mike Obrien, Jones Waldo, Shareholder Elena Vetter, Jones Waldo, Associate 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…

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Law and Biomedicine Colloquium 2021

March 16 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 16, 2021

S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences presents the 7th Annual Law and Biomedicine Colloquium January 19-March 16, 2021 3:15– 4:45 p.m. (MT), S.J. Quinney College of Law, via Zoom (email Cynthia for link & passcode) The Law and Biomedicine Colloquium brings together scholars, practitioners in our community, law students, and law faculty for seminar-style discussion of complex and controversial topics in the field. We are excited to be welcoming distinguished scholars from other law schools, as well as leaders…

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New Wine in Old Bottles, Old Wine in New Bottles: Important Developments in Health Information Privacy Law

March 19 @ 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 last two years have seen significant activity in federal law governing health information privacy.  In 2019, an Office of Civil Rights enforcement focus on patient right of access to health information emerged in response to an increase in complaints from patients.  More than a dozen significant enforcement actions in the past year shed light on how the Office of Civil Rights views patient access rights under HIPAA.   In a related development,…

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

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 2:30 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, 2021, will be held virtually, bringing together speakers and attendees from across the country. The program will explore the role of plastics in the modern world; the environmental impacts of plastic production, use, and disposal; plastics and the law; human health and plastics; and the ongoing debate about the need, viability, and desirability of alternatives…

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Dean’s Book Review – Gender Discrimination in Utah

March 31 @ 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 » A Conversation on the Barriers of Advancement and Retention of Women Lawyers and Insights into Gender Discrimination in Utah – a 2020 Study Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. This month we will be discussing the findings of the survey, Barriers to Advancement: Findings from the 2020 Study of Gender & Racial Bias in Utah’s Legal Profession, along with insights into gender discrimination in…

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