Protecting the Victims of the “Victimless Crime”

By Samuel Hall for As of the last estimate conducted by the Fondation Scelles (an organization dedicated to fighting global sexual exploitation) there are approximately one million prostitutes in the United States. According to comprehensive studies on the subject, more than 70% of these prostitutes were sexually abused as a direct precursor to prostitution. […]

Going Fossil Free Collaboratively

by Katherine Daly and Kailey Kornhauser for On May 2, the University of Utah made steps to join more than 30 colleges and universities that have pulled investments in fossil fuels since 2011. The University’s Academic Senate passed a resolution calling on University administrators to “strategically” divest from fossil fuels over the next five […]

Memorial Day Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The library will be closed over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 8am.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Graduation for the S.J. Quinney College of Law is on Friday, May 13 at 10am at Kingsbury Hall. Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Human Trafficking and Transnational Enforcement

By Amanda Ulland for Human trafficking is often considered to be modern day slavery.[1]  Human trafficking, in the transnational sense, is the process in which people are recruited or taken from their country of origin and transported to a destination in a foreign country where they are exploited for the purposes of forced labor, […]

How Dialogue Can Help Small Rural Towns Navigate Planning Challenges

By Bob Ford, Pam Leach, and Tracy Dutson for Rockville is a small town located at the edge of Zion National Park that has a proud history of being a quiet, rural, agricultural community.  Like many other locations in the Intermountain West, Rockville is experiencing stresses on its infrastructure and way-of-life as tourism grows, […] website to retire

By Melissa Bernstein for Faust Library Blog: Looking for federal legislative information online?, the online legislative information system, will officially retire July 5, completing the multi-year transition to Read more here:

U.S. Responsibility in the Refugee Crisis

By Nicole Kunzler Pearce for The Syrian/Iraq War has created a refugee crisis unlike any the world has seen. Nearly 5 million Syrians have fled their homes and country.[1] Another 6.6 million remain internally displaced.[2] Bringing the total number of refugees to nearly 11 million individuals living as refugees, half of those being children.[3] […]

Spotlight: Bench to Bedside Competition Night

By Austen Paulsen for This year, the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) hosted the 6th annual Bench to Bedside competition on Monday, April 4th.  As patent law fellows for the CMI, Thomas Woodland, Dave Duncan and I worked with many of the competitors, explaining the process of obtaining patent protection on […]

The Dilemma of Anonymous Digital Financial Transactions

By Aenon Johnson for The ability of internet users to conduct anonymous transactions and correspondence brings both benefits and dangers. One area worth specific thought is that of financial transactions. Internet commerce relies almost exclusively on financial institutions’ serving as trusted third parties to process electronic payments.[1] This default third party system inherently suffers […]