Dryer speaking at Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference

On May 18, 2016, Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking in Logan, Utah at the Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference.  His topic will be “ The Google Voir Dire: Practical & Ethical Concerns in Modern Jury Selection.”  Courts across the country are having to face questions about the propriety of lawyer online research […]

Kogan’s work on gender-neutral bathrooms cited in current debate

The research of Professor Terry Kogan and his contributions to the book, Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing, were cited by multiple media sources covering recent transgender bathroom laws. Many states follow the guidelines laid out in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which stipulates that “separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex,” […]

Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

Alumna Colleen Larkin Bell to become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager

Dominion (NYSE: D) and Questar Corp. (NYSE: STR) have announced that S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Colleen Larkin Bell, Questar vice president and general counsel, will become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager of Dominion Questar Gas. “Craig (Wagstaff), Colleen and Brady (Rasmussen) have shown outstanding judgment and have a commitment to excellence and deep […]

In Memoriam: Jake Robertson, class of 2006

Class of 2006 alum Jake Robertson passed away from a brain tumor April 23, 2016. Jake is survived by his wife and four small children. Funeral services for Jake will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at the LDS Paradise Valley Stake Center, 3601 East Shea Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ. A memorial service […]

George to discuss Junot Diaz’s book, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

Professor Erika George will discuss Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” at an April 28, 2016 event at Sam Weller Book Works. The Pulitzer Literature Party is presented by The Salt Lake Tribune and Weller Book Works. At 7 p.m., The Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce will introduce notable readers who will […]

Dryer speaking at Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference

On May 11, 2016, Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking in St. George at the Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference.  His topic, “Technology & Ethics: Changing Expectations and Obligations,” is particularly timely in light of the recent amendments to the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct adopted by the Utah Supreme Court.  The amendments modify Rule […]

Guiora to speak at Université De Genève.

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora will speak at a April 26, 2016 conference at the Université De Genève titled, “Legitimacy and Drones: Cross-border Counterterrorism with UCAVs.” Guiora will present his Drone Court proposal. Read more about the conference here»

Craig publishes new book, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy.”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig published a new book titled, “Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC.” The work is co-authored by Stephen R. Miller. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s most recent set of reports, generally referred to collectively as the Fifth Assessment Report, present significant […]

Carissa Hessick comments on Arizona’s SB1070, crime statistics

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Carissa Hessick commented on the impacts of Arizona’s SB1070, seen as a hard-line approach to immigration. The Arizona Republic story titled, “Fact Check: Did SB 1070 reduce crime in Arizona?,” addresses unsubstantiated claims of benefit. University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick, who has analyzed the impact of SB 1070 said it […]