Bluebook Session for Students

By Melissa Bernstein for Quinney Library Blog – Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28, 2014, librarians Suzanne Darais and Ross McPhail will be offering an instructional session on the organization and use of the Bluebook. All students are welcome; first year students are especially encouraged to attend. The class will be from 3-4pm in the Sutherland Moot […]

Getting Past Politics on Climate Change

By Carri Hulet for The polarizing debates over climate change are often about the wrong questions. I go nuts when I hear people debating belief in climate change. Some things are facts, and the beauty of facts is they don’t require you to believe in them in order for them to be true. One […]

E-Reserves Take a Hit in Latest Federal Court Ruling

This past Friday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals called into question the rights of Universities to post certain copyrighted materials to their e-reserves systems, by reversing Cambridge Univ. Press v. Patton et al., sending it back to the lower court for further action. Read the decision here

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 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 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 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 […]