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Holbrook essay: ‘I am a recovering racist.’

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor James Holbrook shares insights in a newly published essay. Read more: I Am A Recovering Racist

FBI’s ‘black identity extremist’ report subject of Oct.3 event

In 2017, the FBI came under fire after a report revealed it had begun using the term “black identity extremists” in official documents to describe black activists and individuals who were considered security threats by law enforcement. The classification shares multiple similarities to the bureau’s COINTELPRO project, which was used throughout the 1950s and ’60s […]

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 […]

Honoring a beloved professor

A new endowed scholarship recently announced at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is designed to pay tribute to longtime professor Jim Holbrook through providing assistance to law students who have a passion for pursuing law careers. The James R. Holbrook Scholarship was unveiled at the 2017 commencement ceremony. Preference in awarding […]

Downtown CLE- Proposed Rule 8.4 (g). What we think it means and how we think it will be applied

  Proposed Rule 8.4 (g). What we think it means and how we think it will be applied 12:00-1:00 p.m., Durham Jones and Pinegar (111 Main St Suite 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84111) Professor James Holbrook will present on the proposed changes to Rule 8.4 (g) and discuss the potential challenges and benefits of […]

CLE – The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility

The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility 12:00-1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 This CLE will focus on the core lawyering skill of dialogue, a deceptively simple approach to conversation which underlies all professionalism and civility, from collaborative problem solving to adversarial advocacy. 1 hour of professionalism […]

Two Sources of Turmoil in a Divided America

By James R. Holbrook for The Sixties and early Seventies were a time of great turmoil in a divided America, including the assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK; the civil rights movement; the Vietnam War and our invasion of Cambodia; and Watergate and Nixon’s forced resignation. Today we are in another period of great […]

“The Journey Home” explores how Vietnam veterans were treated to mark 50th anniversary of war

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jim Holbrook is featured in a new documentary released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. “The Journey Home,” produced by sisters Sharlene Hawkes and Elayne Harmer (a 1993 alumna of the law school), explores the treatment of veterans who returned home after serving […]

Professor Jim Holbrook’s journey home from Vietnam

Jim Holbrook wasn’t a typical U.S. Army recruit in 1968 when at age 24 he volunteered for a combat tour in Vietnam. He’d earned two degrees in philosophy and had planned to pursue a Ph.D. in that field at Yale. He disagreed with the U.S. premise for going to war, understanding the protestors whose anger […]

Holbrook Receives the Inaugural Peacemaker Award

Professor James Holbrook received the inaugural Peacemaker Award and gave the inaugural Peacemaker Lecture, founded by the Brigham Young University Center for Conflict Resolution and co-sponsored by the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, on September 16, 2015, in Provo, Utah. View the Inaugural Peacemaker Lecture »