Alumni Highlight: June 2016 Alumna Helen Serassio

Helen Serassio, ’00, is Special Counsel for the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.  She brings more than twelve years of experience at the U.S. Department of Transportation to her role as Special Counsel for the award and oversight of the $10.4 billion in relief funds for response to damages from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Helen’s […]

Jessica G. Peterson, 2006 alum, joins international law firm Dorsey & Whitney

S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2006 alum Jessica G. Peterson has joined the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring Group in Palo Alto, California. McKinlay represents trustees, debtors, creditors and other related parties in federal bankruptcy court and related state and federal litigation. She also represents […]

Goodrich quoted in Deseret News article on Bears Ears monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Adjunct Professor Luke Goodrich was quoted in an article in the Deseret News about whether the Bears Ears monument hinders or protects Native American religion.  Read the full article here.     

Guiora comments on genocide history education for Newsweek

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora was interviewed by Newsweek for a June 20, 2016 story titled, “‘Invaluable Lessons’: More States Making Holocaust, Genocide Education a Must.” It’s important not only to learn about the Holocaust, but to address the broader lessons and questions it raises, he tells Newsweek. It “strikes me as a […]

2016 grad Walsh quoted by U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

Recent S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate Vanessa Walsh was quoted by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights for her work with the Public Policy Clinic and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report following a series of panel discussions on school discipline policies and […]

American Banker magazine reports on Peterson study related to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

American Banker magazine covered new research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson in its latest edition. Four years after Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a tool to help the American public recover from scars left by the economic collapse of the Great Recession, Peterson evaluated […]

Guiora weighs in on internet privacy in wake of Orlando shootings

On June 13, 2016 S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora spoke with ABC4’s Glen Mills about Internet privacy in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shootings that killed 49 people and injured many more. “The fact you are on a watch list, and the fact that you have been brought in for questioning or that […]

Alumna Joan O’Brien thanked for “helping save The Tribune.”

In a June 3, 2016 op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune, Editor Terry Orme thanked S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2003 alumna Joan O’Brien for “helping save The Tribune.” Several years ago, I wrote a letter of recommendation for a Salt Lake Tribune staffer applying for admission to the University of Utah law […]

Kogan commentary on transgender bathrooms published in The Guardian

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan published commentary in The Guardian over the weekend on the history of how bathrooms became segregated by sex. His commentary, “How did public bathrooms get to be separated by sex in the first place?”, was also recently published in The Conversation.

Cassell publishes op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune on Angelos release and sentencing reform

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul G. Cassell published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune over the weekend about sentencing reform in the wake of the release of Weldon Angelos from prison. Cassell in February asked President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was […]