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 […]

Baughman co-authors new edition of criminal law book

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman recently authored and published the seventh edition of Criminal Law Examples & Explanations with Richard G. Singer and John Q. La Fond. “This book is a tool that’s extremely helpful for new law students,” Baughman said. “We go over hypothetical situations in class, but […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. Goodman case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in a closely watched case involving the circumstances under which the Constitution permits an accused sex offender to be denied bail pending trial.  The case, Arizona v. Goodman, involves a divided decision by the Arizona Supreme Court, […]

Andersen Jones named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones has been named an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project (ISP). The ISP is an intellectual center at Yale Law School focused on the complex relationships between law, technology, and society. The center’s resident and affiliated fellows explore interdisciplinary issues from […]

Free speech on college campuses subject of 35th annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15

Should First Amendment rights of members of university communities be constrained if their speech undermines the mission of the university? That question will be the subject of the 35th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Nov. 15 at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The debate begins at 5 p.m, with a reception […]

Craig interviewed by Radio New Zealand about water issues

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was interviewed by Wallace Chapman about water issues on Radio New Zealand recently.  Listen to the segment here. 

Andersen Jones quoted in The New York Times about Sandra Day O’Connor’s dementia diagnosis

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, revealed this week that she has been diagnosed with dementia and is withdrawing from the public spotlight. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones was interviewed by The New York Times about O’Connor’s announcement. […]

Kogan to testify at International Code Council for more inclusive restrooms in public buildings

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Terry Kogan  is scheduled to testify later this week at the annual meeting of the International Code Council in Richmond, Virginia in support of a proposal to amend the International Plumbing Code (IPC) to permit all-gender, multiuser restrooms to be installed in public buildings. The IPC currently […]