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In D.C. Presentation to Nigerian Jurists, Johnson Focuses on Roots of Financial Crises

On April 22 and 23, Professor Christian Johnson presented a two-day Program titled “Troubled Asset Resolution – National Economic Objectives” to a group of 30 Nigerian judges, regulators and lawyers in Washington D.C.  The participants included the Chief Justice from the Nigerian Appellate Court and from the Nigerian High Court (their trial level court), representatives from […]

Austerity vs. Growth: Lessons for the US Economy

The Rolapp Scholar Symposium S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom Join legal scholars, practitioners, and economists as they engage in a spirited and informed discussion about the effects that austerity measures might have on the U.S. economy.  Panels will consider subjects ranging from legislative and regulatory responses to lessons that U.S. might learn from […]

29th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“BE IT RESOLVED: Austerity measures are a necessary tactic to deal with a country’s financial crisis” 5:00 p.m. Reception 5:30 p.m., Debate, Sutherland Moot Courtroom University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Economic experts continue to debate the effectiveness of austerity measures.  Proponents argue that austerity is essential for cutting deficits and restoring financial […]

February 28 Fordham Debate to Consider Austerity Measures and Economic Growth

Austerity, defined as reduced spending and increased frugality in the economic sector, has been the subject of much debate recently.  Austerity proponents argue that such practices are exactly the tough medicine required to reduce burgeoning deficits and restore financial order.  Opponents counter that as the global economy shows signs of emerging from a prolonged and […]

Three Years after Lehman: Assessing the Regulatory Reforms on the Next Financial Crisis

Three Years after Lehman: Assessing the Regulatory Reforms on the Next Financial Crisis Download Lehman Event Program Date: February 24, 2012 Time: 9:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Location: Sutherland Moot Courtroom Free and open to the public. Read more about the event on No participant in the financial markets would have dreamed that three […]