In Defense of Facts: The Need to Discuss Values

By Hannah Satein for Concern about functional public discourse and decision-making has risen sharply in the U.S. since the election of Donald Trump with some questioning if we are existing in a post-truth era. Indeed, we often hear cries of “fake news” or see seemingly, to some, blatant conspiracy theories gaining widespread traction among […]

Fall Break – Library Hours

The Library will be open Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm over Fall Break, October 7-11.

Building Community Resilience to Climate Change with Facilitated, Collaborative Dialogue

By Zoë McAlear for In July, I spent two days in Moab, Utah to help facilitate a workshop on how the impacts of climate change on drought and extreme precipitation may affect water supply management in the Spanish Valley. The workshop, which was organized by Western Water Assessment (WWA) with facilitation help from the […]

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week (Sept 22 – 28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention […]

Professor Louisa Heiny Discusses Clerkships for Law School Graduates

Professor Louisa Heiny, Chair of the S.J. Quinney College of Law Clerkship Committee, joins Melinda Rogers on the Law School Life podcast to discuss clerkships for law school graduates. Louisa Heiny is a Professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Legal Writing for Judicial Clerks, and Judicial Process.

Less but Better: An Investment in Avoiding Unnecessary Conflict

By Danya Rumore “It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” -Madeleine L’Engle It is not often that I find myself reflecting on a book pretty much every day—and mentioning it to friends and colleagues almost as often. However, in a time when people generally seem to be stretched a little too thin, […]

Labor Day Library Closure

The Law Library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.  The Reference Desk will be closing at noon on Friday, August 30.

Using the Johari Rooms in Dispute Resolution

By Professor James R. Holbrook Psychologists Joe Luft and Harry Ingham were researching human personality at the University of California-Berkeley in the 1950s when they devised their “Johari Window” named after a combination of their two first names. The Johari Window is a way of looking at how personality traits are expressed and concealed. Luft […]

Professor Clifford Rosky on the Law School Wellness Initiative

Clifford Rosky is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, sexuality and law, and mindfulness and law. Melinda Rogers interviews Professor Rosky about the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s new Wellness Initiative. Rosky has led the charge to better connect students with mental health resources, including on-site yoga and mindfulness trainings and a therapist/counselor who will be staffed at the law school in the near future as better outreach for students.

Professor Louisa Heiny Part 2

Professor Louisa Heiny is interviewed by Melinda Rogers at the S.J. Quinney College of Law about what to expect in your first year at law school. Louisa Heiny is a Professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Legal Writing for Judicial Clerks, and Judicial Process. She also teaches and advises in the Academic Support Program.