Baughman discusses bail issues on RadioWest

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman appeared on KUER’s RadioWest with Doug Fabrizio to discuss bail issues in light of her new book, The Bail Book.    Listen to the full segment here.   

A note from the dean

Dear friends: As we approach mid-semester with spring break only a few weeks away, I am delighted to report that we are experiencing a new springtime at the law school. I’ve kept track of the many successes at the College of Law from afar this semester. I am currently on sabbatical, traveling in New Zealand […]

Cassell speaks out against bill to overturn decision in State v. Strief in Utah state courts

University of Utah. S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified before the Utah House Judiciary on Feb. 27  in opposition to H.B. 392, which would have overturned the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Strief, as applied in Utah state courts.  S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate alumnus Tyler Green successfully argued […]

Reitze explores methane and emissions from oil and gas operations in new research

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Arnold Reitze explores methane and emissions from oil and gas operations in new research —a topic of particular importance in Utah, which struggles with an air pollution problem during winter inversion months. Reitze’s article, “The Control of Methane and VOC Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations […]

Cassell speaks at Utah State Legislature on bill that would include protection against electronic data searches in the Utah Constitution

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified at the Utah State Legislature earlier this week about a resolution that would ask voters to amend the state constitution to include electronic data such as emails, text messages and cloud storage in the section forbidding unreasonable searches.  The resolution, HCR9, was proposed by Rep. […]

Peterson interviewed by NPR on turmoil in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson was interviewed by NPR recently about turmoil in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under the leadership of Mick Mulvaney. Listen to the segment here. 

Rosky testifies at Utah State Legislature on process to legally change gender

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford Rosky testified at the Utah State Legislature this week in a hearing to discuss a bill that would set guidelines for transgender people to legally change their gender designation through the court system. Rosky voiced concerns about the constitutionality of  SB138, introduced by Sen.Todd Weiler, […]

Ruple interviewed by Outside magazine about Bears Ears

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor John Ruple was quoted in Outside magazine about Bears Ears opening to oil and gas leases.  Read the full story here. 

Bernstein testifies at Utah State Legislature

Melissa Bernstein, library director and professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, testified at the Utah State Capitol on Jan. 31 in support of a bill that would require authentication and preservation of official legal material published online. Learn more about the proposed bill here. 

Cassell testifies before Iowa Legislature in support of crime victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified on Jan. 31 before both the House and Senate Judiciary Subcommittees of the Iowa Legislature in support of a Crime Victims’ Constitutional Amendment.  Cassell, an expert on crime victims’ rights, explained how the proposal would help protect crime victims during the criminal justice […]