McLaughlin ‘Very Pleased’ with 4th Circuit Decision Affirming that Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Tax Deductible

Nancy McLaughlin, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and four other law professors recently filed an amicus brief in support of the government and affirming the Tax Court’s ruling in the matter of Belk v. Commissioner. The 4th Circuit subsequently issued a decision affirming the Tax Court, which […]

Baradaran to be Featured in Good4Utah’s “Citizen Journalist” Story on Dec. 22

On Monday, December 22, 2014, Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be featured in a News4Utah “citizen journalist” story during the 10:00 p.m. broadcast.

McCormack Participates in TribTalk Discussion on U.S. Interrogation Techniques

Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, participated in a December 10 Trib Talk video chat sponsored by The Salt Lake Tribune, “Are U.S. interrogation techniques torture?” In addition to McCormack, other participants include attorney and former Army brigadier general David Irvine and Salt Lake Tribune reporter […]

Reitze Publishes Utah Law Review Article on Fine Particulate Air Pollution

Arnold Reitze, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an article in the Utah Law Review, “Utah’s Fine Particulate Air Pollution Problem.” According to the abstract, “The air pollution problem in Utah’s Wasatch Front has resulted in several counties being classified as nonattainment for fine particulate matter. This […]

George to Be Honored at SLC’s Human Rights Day Celebration

On Wednesday, December 10, Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be honored by Salt Lake City’s Human Rights Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights. The event commemorates the 66th anniversary of the United Nations’ ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human […]

Francis Testifies in Virtual Hearing on Health Privacy and Security

On December 8, 2014, Leslie Francis, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, testified in a virtual hearing before the Privacy and Security Work Group of the Health IT Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In her testimony, Francis […]

Contreras Quoted in Bloomberg News, MLex about Battle over Mobile-Phone Chips

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a December 3, 2014, Bloomberg story, “Qualcomm Grip Risked as Intel, Microsoft Seek New Rules.” As explained in the story, Qualcomm is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile-phone chips. The company’s competitors are backing a proposal […]

Cassell Quoted in Int’l Business Times on Eric Garner Matter

On December 4, 2014, Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an article published in the International Business Times, “Eric Garner Death: How Will The Department of Justice Expedite Staten Island Police Killing Investigation?” Referring to the Garner case, as well as the recent […]

Schwartz Signs onto Comment Letter to HHS

Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently signed onto a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The letter, authored by a group of law professors, comments on the “impact of corporate law on free exercise […]

Contreras Publishes Articles on Internet Standardization in Telecommunications Policy Journal

Jorge Contreras, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an article, “Divergent Patterns of Engagement in Internet Standardization: Japan, Korea and China,” in the November 2014 Telecommunications Policy journal. According to the abstract, “this article analyzes the engagement of Japanese, Korean and Chinese participants in the development […]