News and Events

Guiora speaks at Wofford College on executive power and terrorism

Monday, March 28, 2016 – Professor Amos Guiora spoke at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in an event titled “Executive Power and Terrorism: The Future of Law and the Constitution in the 21st Century.” The event was co-sponsored by the Spartanburg Bar Association, and included arguments for and against the expansions of executive power that have happened […]

Watch the Counter-terrorism Simulation live on April 8

Students in Professor Amos Guiora’s Global Perspectives of Counter-terrorism course spend the spring semester in a sophisticated and unique experiential learning environment. The relevance of this course is significantly heightened by recent terrorist-caused events in Istanbul and Brussels. Suicide bombers, targeted bombings, and the taking and killing of hostages are events that nations must plan […]

Guiora comments on Apple iPhone privacy case

On February 17, 2016, Professor Amos Guiora discussed the Apple’s decision to fight a court order to help federal authorities unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The KUTV news story titled, “Apple vs. FBI: Is your cell phone privacy at stake?” drew commentary from local experts. University of Utah law professor Amos […]

McCormack appears on KUTV to discuss counter-terrorism issues in wake of hydrogen bomb news out of North Korea

Professor Wayne McCormack appeared on KUTV on Jan.6 in a story related to claims by North Korea that the country tested its first hydrogen bomb.  McCormack, who is editor for the blog www.globaljusticeblog.com —and also teaches constitutional law, counter-terrorism, international criminal law, torts, and civil procedure —offered commentary on what the developments mean from a […]

Guiora Comments on Trump Anti-Muslim Statements

On Wednesday, December 9, Professor Amos Guiora was interviewed by KSL News Radio is a Morning News segment titled, “Trump’s comments play into ISIS game plan.” Donald Trump’s comments suggesting the US should bar Muslims from entering the country play directly into ISIS’s plans, a University of Utah law professor says. Counter-terrorism expert Amos Guiora […]

Baughman Interviewed by ABC4 about NSA Bulk Surveillance Program

Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by ABC4 in a story titled, “Time runs out on controversial NSA bulk surveillance program.” “It’s not really going to stop their ability to obtain phone numbers, even conversations of individuals they worry are suspected terrorists. But, it will stop them from collecting bulk data from average Americans as they […]

Mallat Publishes Lebanese Op-Ed on Paris Attacks

November 17, 2015 – S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Chibli Mallat published an op-ed in Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star. Aftermath of Paris massacre: Let’s seek justice not war Chibli Mallat| The Daily Star An act of war, or a crime against humanity? The declaration of French President François Hollande has set the tone – […]

Guiora Comments on Paris Attacks

Friday, November 15, 2015 – Professor Amos Guiora was interviewed on KUTV about the IS attacks in Paris. “As terror attacks go this was, and I can’t emphasis this enough, this was extremely well planned and seemingly extremely well executed,” said Amos Guiora, professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. See the complete […]

Guiora joins MPR Discussion on Views of Iran Nuclear Deal

On July 15, 2015, Professor Amos Guiora joined Minnesota Public Radio for a discussion on the recent Iran nuclear deal. Guiora expressed his views with guests Joe Cirincione and George Condon. Listen to the complete MPR segment »

Counter-Terrorism Simulation Gains Local Media Attention

On April 10, 2015, students involved in the S.J. Quinney College of Law Global Perspectives on Counter-Terrorism course participated in the eighth annual counter-terrorism simulation. ABC4 Utah attended part of the simulation and broadcast a story about the event. See the news clip here »