Leslie and John Francis co-author new book on privacy

Husband and wife team —who are both University of Utah professors —explore understanding privacy in a complex and changing online world.

New at the U: Meet Professor Matthew Tokson

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomed two new professors on July 1. Professors Matthew J. Tokson and Young Ran (Christine) Kim will bring new expertise to the law school’s outstanding faculty. Tokson moved to Utah after most recently working as an assistant professor at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern […]

New research by Cassell explores law enforcement’s ability to solve crimes 50 years after Miranda vs. Arizona

Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a historic decision in Miranda vs. Arizona — which determined that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional right to an attorney prior to police questioning — a pair of University of Utah researchers have found in a new analysis that the 1966 ruling today harms law […]

New professors join College of Law

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will welcome two new faculty members on July 1. Professors Matthew J. Tokson and Young Ran (Christine) Kim will bring new expertise to the law school’s outstanding faculty. Tokson moves to Utah after most recently working as an assistant professor at the Salmon P. Chase College […]

Honoring a beloved professor

A new endowed scholarship recently announced at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is designed to pay tribute to longtime professor Jim Holbrook through providing assistance to law students who have a passion for pursuing law careers. The James R. Holbrook Scholarship was unveiled at the 2017 commencement ceremony. Preference in awarding […]

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 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 […]

Hwang invited to present at prestigious Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School on June 6-7. Her paper, Deal Momentum, is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, and explores the role of non-binding agreements in sophisticated, high-value business deals.  “Parties often […]

The president’s “enemy” rhetoric and the press

President Trump’s declarations that the press is the “enemy of the American people,” accompanied by overt hostile acts, are not merely different in degree but different in kind from the tensions and antagonisms with the media that have punctuated many previous presidencies, according to two Utah law professors. RonNell Andersen Jones of the University of […]