Peterson interviewed by Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson has fielded several national media interviews recently. He spoke to The Washington Post and  The Wall Street Journal about changes and issues in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the leadership of Mick Mulvaney. He also spoke to USA Today about holiday shopping […]

Cassell publishes new research on prevalence of wrongful convictions, concluding rate is lower than estimates

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell  in the Arizona Law Review explores the prevalence of wrongful convictions in America’s criminal justice system, concluding that it is much lower than previously estimated. Cassell’s first article – Overstating America’s Wrongful Conviction Rate? Reassessing the Conventional Wisdom About the […]

Smith presents on clinical legal education in Australia

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Linda F. Smith recently presented papers in Melbourne Australia at the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference at Monash Law School (Nov. 28 – 30) and at the International Legal Ethics Conference at Melbourne Law School (Dec. 6 – 8).   All three papers have relied […]

Brown and Contreras named among recipients of U’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors have been named among the recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018. Teneille Brown and Jorge Contreras are among the U professors who will be honored at an awards ceremony in the spring, the David Eccles School of Business […]

Contreras honored in Vancouver by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras was honored earlier this month in Vancouver by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Contreras received an award for “outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” The IEEE […]

Andersen Jones interviewed by KSL about free speech issues, Fordham Debate

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones was interviewed by KSL recently about free speech issues. The article also mentioned the College of Law’s recent Fordham Debate about free speech on college campuses. Read the full article here. Watch the Fordham Debate here. 

S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative recipient of $10,000 grant from American College of Bankruptcy and American College of Bankruptcy Foundation

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Pro Bono Initiative program has been selected by the American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation to receive a $10,000 grant to bolster pro bono services. The U’s grant was one of 48 pro bono grants totaling $448,500 awarded to legal services […]

Panel of experts discuss PTSD, legal issues facing veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the S.J. Quinney College of Law recently hosted a roundtable discussion with several experts about issues faced by veterans, including the legal issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The panel of experts included: -Jim Holbrook, veteran and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law -John Baxter, veteran, judge, and […]

Bernstein publishes article in Utah Bar Journal about Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act

Melissa Bernstein, library director and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, worked to enact a new law that would require authentication and preservation of official legal material published online.   Bernstein wrote about advocating to get the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act passed in Utah in the last legislative session in the latest issue of the […]

Ruple visits Pakistan to address looming water crisis and water security

In Pakistan, reliable drinking water is accessible to less than 15 percent of the population, inadequate sanitation contributes to preventable waterborne diseases, and inefficient water management leads to distribution inequities. These problems will increase as Pakistan’s population grows, climate change impacts water availability, and as reservoirs fill with sediment and lose capacity. As the country’s […]