Fostering productive dialogue and civility in divided times

Politically motivated shootings. People being viciously attacked—verbally and physically—just because they are a certain race or ethnicity. Vitriol flying back and forth across social media. Friends, neighbors, and even family members that no longer speak to each other as a result of how they voted in the last presidential election. There is no question that […]

Public Policy Clinic publishes “Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on the Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline”

School disciplinary actions are decreasing in Utah’s public school system, but disparities in the amount of discipline administered along racial lines continues to exist and in some cases has worsened, according to a new joint report released today by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Voices for Utah Children, a non-profit […]

Cassell invited to U.S. Justice Department’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell is in  Washington, D.C. on June 20 and 21 to attend the U.S. Justice Department’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.  The summit involves the top federal law enforcement leaders (including Attorney General Jeff Sessions), as well as prosecutors, police chiefs, and […]

Cassell appears before Wisconsin legislative committee to advocate for crime victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this week to testify before a joint legislative committee regarding Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin — a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution that would protect crime victims’ rights. Cassell has testified before the Idaho and Nevada legislatures earlier this […]

Cassell interviewed on KUER about U.S. Attorney John Huber renomination

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed on KUER about Trump reappointing U.S. Attorney John Huber to serve as Utah’s chief federal prosecutor. Listen to the interview here »

Ruple interviewed on RadioWest about Interior Secretary’s recommendations for Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed KUER’s RadioWest show about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s report to the White House on recommendations for Bears Ears National Monument. Listen to the full show here »

Guiora posts article on remembering Holocaust bystanders for History News Network

On June 11 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora wrote an article for the History News Network titled, “Why It’s Vital We Remember the Bystanders to the Holocaust as well as the Criminals.”

Peterson co-authors Op-ed on Wells Fargo fraud case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson co-authored an Op-ed for the Deseret News titled, “Op-ed: Wells Fargo case shows how fine print can erode freedom.” A statement from the article reads: “Rather than addressing this systemic wrongdoing, Wells Fargo moved to keep the scandal out of the public eye by […]

Contreras to discuss patents on Capitol Hill briefing

On June 14, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will participate in a Capitol Hill Staff Briefing in Washington, DC, entitled “Understanding the Standard-Essential Patent-FRAND Debate”.  The briefing will seek to inform legislative staff from both houses of Congress about the issues surrounding patent protection for standards-essential patents in today’s international litigation environment.

Contreras to speak at patent conference in New Delhi

On June 10-11, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will speak at the Second International Conference on Standardization, Patents and Competition Issues: Developments and Perspectives in the Asia Pacific region and Europe held in New Delhi. Contreras has conducted several studies of the Indian patent system, and will present recent work relating to […]