Law Library Early Closure

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog. The library will be closing at 3:30pm on Friday, October 17 due to a scheduled power outage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Interested In Working at a Law Firm?

By Jess Hofberger for the Careers Blog. Join four women lawyers from the law firm of Snow, Christensen & Martineau at their office for an informal discussion on what it is like to practice in a Utah law firm and tips for juggling a career and family life. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Noon to 1:15 […]

Seeking Middle Ground – or New Ground?

By Mike Lunn for EDR Blog.org. I appreciated the thoughtful and thought-provoking blog posted by Lucy Moore on May 28, 2014, where she discussed her concerns about the levels of advocacy taken by some individuals and groups and the seeming unwillingness to engage in seeking solutions not totally in keeping with their own principles and […]

The School to Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Vanessa Walsh for the Public Policy Clinic blog. On October 6, 2014, the Public Policy Clinic released its report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School to Prison Pipeline in Utah. Among other things, the report shows over 1,200 disciplinary actions were given in Utah elementary schools in 2011—including law enforcement referrals, school-related arrests, and expulsions. […]

Are Career Services Offices Making the Grade?

Reprinted with permission from the American Bar Association. Vol. 43 No. 2 ByEd Finkel Ed Finkel is a freelance writer and editor based in Evanston, Illinois. Spencer Merk, who graduated this past spring from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, wasn’t shy about squeezing his career services office (CSO) for leads. This proactive […]

Corporate Speech and Consumer Responsibility

By Eric Ashton for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. The current conflict in Congo is the deadliest since World War II. Since 1998 fighting among dozens of rebel groups has led to the deaths of more than 5 million people and spurred an epidemic of sexual assault that led the U.N to call Congo the “rape capital of the […]

Responsibility to Protect: The New Neighborhood Watch

By Heather Lindsay for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Across the world, different courts and governing bodies have attempted to take on the issue of a nation’s responsibility to protect the people who reside within their borders, regardless of their citizenship. Through different aspects of law, the international community has begun to recognize it a duty of every country to […]

The Necessity of an Islamic Enlightened Reformation

By Karl Lies for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. Mr. Lies’ post is a response to the point-counterpoint, “Degrade and Destroy” by Professor Amos Guiora and  “Obama-Bashing Lets the Jihadists Suck Us In Again” by Professor Wayne McCormack. I write this in response to the articles by Mr’s Guiora and McCormack (Obama Bashing). ISIS is simply the latest iteration of a deeper […]

The Wonderful Discomfort of Changing Your Mind

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDR Blog.org. In reflecting on the most important things she learned in the seven years of writing her literary blog, brainpickings.org, author Maria Popova wrote, “Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.” Admittedly, the idea that mind-changing is a luxurious experience is a bit elusive. But in thinking it […]

HHS Issues Guidance Regarding HIPAA and Same Sex Marriage

By Leslie Francis for HealthLawProfBlog.  Under HIPAA, patients’ spouses and other family members have certain rights to access health information.  In an important guidance document in the wake of United States v. Windsor, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS has clarified that “spouse” under HIPAA refers to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the individual is receiving services in a jurisdiction […]