Federal judge welcomes new class of students to S.J. Quinney College of Law

As law schools across the country welcome students this week, the 93 new arrivals that make-up the Class of 2019 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law received one of their first steps in legal training from a notable source: Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. […]

Kogan discusses gender segregated bathrooms with David Pakman Show

On August 9, 2016 S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan discussed gender segregated bathrooms with Pacifica Radio’s David Pakman Show and KXOJ in Boston, Mass. View the complete interview on the David Pakman Show’s YouTube channel »  

Murderer or martyr? University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Debora Threedy takes on the century-old case of Joe Hill in a new play set to debut at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Debora Threedy was living the life of a fledgling actor after graduating with a degree in theater from Beloit College in 1973, when a daunting thought dawned on her. Threedy loved the stage. But as she started the second year of an actor’s school in Michigan — where she’d moved to try to earn a […]

Skibine comments on impact of Mashpee, Cowlitz rulings on casino law

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Alexander Skibine spoke with the The Herald News in Fall River, MA about recent rulings that could have a profound impact on the future of tribal casinos across the country. “Personally, I think the judge issued a pretty sound decision in this case,” said University of Utah law professor Alexander Skibine, a former […]

Cassell comments on 214 commuted federal inmates for RadioWest and others

On August 3, 2016, President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates as part of an ongoing effort to release federal inmates serving prison terms deemed to be unduly harsh. S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell, who sentenced some the convicted to mandatory life terms while serving as a U.S. District Judge, […]

Cassell issues statement on early prison release of Joe Alvarado

President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, setting a new record for the largest single-day grant of commutations in U.S. history. The move sets Obama apart as the president who has most used his constitutional clemency power to shorten the sentences of more federal inmates than any president in history since Calvin Coolidge. Many […]

New research by law school’s Rumore is altering the game of climate change

Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]

Cassell featured in ABA Journal story 50 years of Miranda

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was featured in the August 2, 2016 edition of the ABA Journal. The story, titled “50-year story of the Miranda warning has the twists of a cop show,” details the history and impact of Miranda v. Arizona. Reflecting back on Dickerson after 16 years, Cassell believes Rehnquist’s line about Miranda being […]

Cassell quoted in National Law Journal on John Hinckley release

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in a July 28, 2016 story in the National Law Journal titled, “A Look at 30 Years of Lawyering That Helped Free John Hinckley.” “People had a hard time accepting the idea the someone who could pull off an assassination attempt as sophisticated as Hinckley’s […]

S.J. Quinney students help to map the law as part of innovative new web site

Kimball Parker saw a void. A University of Utah graduate who went on to become a trial lawyer, Parker watched disparities in who could access legal help as the first few years of his career unfolded. For those with money and resources, navigating the law is no problem. But for those who fall on the […]