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March 2021

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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April 2021

Forum on Language and the Law 2021: Legal Interpretation

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Please register for the 2021 Forum on Language and the Law.  This forum is free but registration is encouraged.  Forum Participants will receive 3.0 CLE credits. Register here » This year's forum highlights the use of corpus linguistic methods for determining original and ordinary meaning in statutes, contracts, trademark agreements, the Constitution, and other important documents. The speakers at the 2021 Forum include two linguists, a law professor, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice. The information and methods presented in…

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Continuing the Conversation about Race and Racism

April 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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Building on our conversations during 2020, please join Dean Martell Teasley (Social Work) and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Law) as they continue their discussion of race and racism. Teasley and Kronk Warner will review the book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. Caste is an eye-opening story about how America has been shaped by a hidden caste system and is a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today. The presentation…

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

April 20 @ 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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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.…

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Celebrating Retirements, Farewells and Connections

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  4:00-6:00 p.m., Register here » Please join us for a special event celebrating our long-standing retiring faculty members and saying farewell to faculty that are moving on to other adventures. We will also celebrate College of Law alumni and put aside time to connect with one another. This will be a great College of Law personnel and alumni event. You will have an opportunity to join the professors in their own breakout room to talk about memories, etc.  After…

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Who is Playing in the Sandbox? – A CLE Webinar

April 23 @ 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 the Utah Supreme Court’s Office of Legal Services Innovation, commonly referred to as the Sandbox, what it is, what it does and how it all works.  The webinar will go further in depth to discuss the ways the Sandbox is being used to creatively address legal services operations. Presented by:  John R. Lund, a partner at Parsons, Behle and Latimer and Chair, Office of Legal Services Innovation, Utah…

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May 2021

Justice Thomas, the First Amendment & Media Freedoms – A CLE Webinar

May 7 @ 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 » Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, has in recent years expressed idiosyncratic views on some key First Amendment issues. He has gained particular attention for staking out bold new positions on the free-speech treatment of both the press and social media. Justice Thomas urged, in one instance, that the Court reconsider the watershed media-law case of New York Times v. Sullivan, which interprets the First Amendment to make it difficult…

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Commencement – Class of 2020 & 2021

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our student’s learning experience. The class of 2020 and 2021 have managed these many changes with perseverance and resilience. The convocation will feature the student speakers from each class, recognition of special student achievements, and the individual recognition of each graduate. This year’s convocation attendance will be limited to necessary staff, law faculty, and graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021. There will be no audiences allowed at the event. Family and friends of…

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Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law 2021

May 20
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Online Program – Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:00am-3:00pm ET/10:00am-2:00pm CT/9:00am-1:00pm MT/8am-Noon PT   This four-hour program will address the latest case law and IRS guidance impacting conservation easements. Experts will offer practical advice to land trust staff and board members, government employees, attorneys, appraisers, and landowners. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear the IRS’s perspective and ask questions of a diverse group of panelists who collectively have almost 200 years of experience with conservation easements and tax incentives. Each of…

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Where Is My Case: Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District

May 21 @ 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 » In Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eight Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021), the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the circumstances in which a state court can assert personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation whose products cause harm in the forum state. In a divided set of opinions, the Court held that, to support specific jurisdiction, the defendant’s contacts with the forum state need not cause the alleged harm using a “but for”…

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Dean’s Book Review – May 2021

May 26 @ 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., MDT, Zoom Link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong, the book was selected in celebration of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir…

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June 2021

Dean’s Book Review – June 2021

June 30 @ 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., MDT, Zoom Link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me by Janet Mock, the book was selected in celebration of June being Pride Month. The book is riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world--without a road…

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