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George reappointed to board of American Bar Association Human Rights Center

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George has been reappointed to the Executive Board of the American Bar Association Human Rights Center. George will serve in the position with new board chair James Wynn, a judge who sits on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Wynn has formed a committee to […]

George to appear on American Bar Association panel about corporate social responsibility

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will appear on a May 8 panel hosted by the American Bar Association International Law Section about the future of corporate social responsibility.

What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

There’s rarely a day in today’s charged political world when the phrase “fake news” doesn’t creep into the headlines. From discussion on when and if Twitter should suspend President Donald Trump’s account for ongoing inflammatory statements to ongoing debate over how corporations like Facebook should monitor and regulate the spreading of false information  through social […]

George to participate in panel discussion for Park City Film screening

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will participate in a panel discussion for a movie screening titled, “Long Nights Journey Into Day – South Africa’s Search for Truth and Reconciliation.” The event will take place on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Park City Library building.  George will focus […]

George receives Legacy Award from U’s Black Student Union

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was recently honored with the Legacy Award from the Black Student Union for her service to students. George was honored at the 9th Annual Legacy Banquet on Jan.18 on campus.  The event included dinner and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting professional development and […]

George participates in the II Kharkiv International Legal Forum

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George recently gave a presentation at the II Kharkiv International Legal Forum on Ukraine Business and Human Rights Presentation on Women’s Rights at Work. The event was hosted by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine.

George to serve as interim director of Tanner Center for Human Rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will serve as the interim director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights during the 2018-2019 academic year. George will take the helm while Thomas Maloney, professor of economics and current director, takes a sabbatical. At the College of Law, George teaches constitutional law, […]

George to present at TWAIL conference in Singapore

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George will present a paper she coauthored with former Quinney fellow Elizabeth Thomas at the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Conference at the National University of Singapore on July 19-21. The paper is titled, “The Imperative of Including Human Rights Issues in Investment […]

George’s paper on corporate social responsibility makes SSRN top ten list

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George wrote a paper titled, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Media Corporations: Incorporating Human Rights Through Rankings, Self-Regulation and Shareholder Resolutions.” The article was recently listed on SSRN’s top ten download list for Law & Society: Public Law – Corporations. View the article here »

George appears on Utah Public Radio to discuss Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George appeared on Utah Public Radio to discuss President Donald Trump’s  signing of  an executive order to allow families to be detained together under his “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Listen to the full segment here.