Craig Announces Three New Appointments, Participates in Katrina Panel

In August 2015, Professor Robin Craig was appointed as Co-Chair of the Water Program for the 2016 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Conference, July 2016; and to the Members Consultative Group for the American Law Institute’s new Restatement of the Law: The Law of American Indians.  In addition, she was appointed for an initial two-year […]

Contreras Publishes Two Patent-Related Articles

Jorge Contreras, an associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has recently published two articles:  A Brief History of FRAND: Analyzing Current Debates in Standard-Setting and Antitrust through a Historical Lens, 80 Antitrust L.J. 39-120 (2015), This article offers a comprehensive history of the development of commitments to license patents […]

Open Legal Services Among ABA’s 2015 Legal Rebels

Open Legal Services, a nonprofit Salt Lake City law firm founded by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law graduates Shantelle Argyle and A. Daniel Spencer, both ’13, is featured in the “Legal Rebels” story in the September 2015 issue of the ABA Journal. Argyle, who has a background in computer technical support, and […]

George Appointed to ABA Human Rights Board

Professor Erika George has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Human Rights Board. The Center’s multi-faceted mission includes helping to fulfill the ABA’s potential to advance human rights and the rule of law in the United States and around the world. This includes facilitating a broad range of ABA human-rights activities […]

McCray, LL.M ’99, Appointed as a Justice on CA Courts-Martial Appellate Panel

On August 4, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he appointed David McCray, LL.M ’99, as a justice on the California Courts-Martial Appellate Panel. The panel, created in 2013, is made up of three justices and hears criminal appeals involving California Guard and Reserve personnel. In this role, Mr. McCray will review issues presented […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]

Walsh Speaks on School-to-Prison Pipeline

In July, Rising 3L Vanessa Walsh spoke on the school-to-prison pipeline (STPP) and its impact on Native American students in Utah at the Governor’s Native American Summit. The Summit began in 2005 as a way of facilitating a discussion between state government, business and tribal leaders to address and develop solutions to various challenges that […]

Carter, ’77, and Myers, ’78, Honored by McGeorge School of Law Students

The University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law Student Bar Association (SBA) selected two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni as Professors of the Year for the Class of 2015. The 2105 Professor of the Year Honoree for the Day Division was Distinguished Professor Linda Carter, ’78.  The 2105 Professor of […]

Brower, ’99, Appointed to Clearfield Justice Court

Brian Edward Brower, ’99, was appointed to the Clearfield Justice Court in August, 2015. He replaced Judge John L. Sandberg, who retired. Prior to his appointment, Brower practiced law for 15 years in the 2nd and 3rd judicial districts where he represented three cities and one county.

Cassell Appears on HBO’s Last Week Tonight

On July 26, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell appeared on the John Oliver program Last Week on HBO. A clip (at 9:54 in the program) of Cassell’s earlier appearance on ABC News was reused and he was quoted about the Weldon Angelos case. Click here to view the program. *broadcast includes adult language*