Contreras receives the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award

On Friday, November 16 in Vancouver Canada, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras will be given the EAB/SA Board of Governors Standards Education Award for “for outstanding contributions to understanding the interaction of standardization systems with intellectual property rights, and educating students, policy makers and the public regarding these issues.” […]

Craig to deliver keynote address at Resource Management Law Association Conference in New Zealand

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig will deliver a keynote talk at the Resource Management Law Association (RMLA) Conference at Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand on Sept. 20-22. The event is New Zealand’s biggest environmental law conference. Craig’s lecture, “Learning to Live with the Trickster: U.S. and New Zealand Natural Resources Law in the […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in high-profile double jeopardy case of Terance Gamble

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the high-profile Terance Gamble case, in which he urges the high court  to reconsider the “dual sovereign” exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. Cassell filed the brief with Stuart Banner of the UCLA Law […]

Media corner: Baughman available to discuss bail reform in wake of historic California decision to abolish cash bail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark criminal justice bill into law this week, making the state the first to abolish cash bail and moving it toward a system that gives judges discretion to decide who can be released and who must stay in jail pending trial. Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of […]

Brown and Francis participate in panel discussion on problems in medical device industry

The Utah Film Center recently hosted a screening of the documentary The Bleeding Edge, which explores problems in the medical device industry. Following the documentary, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professors Leslie Francis and Teneille Brown spoke on a panel to discuss the film and how the $400 billion medical device industry […]

Peterson appears in national media about changes in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Ongoing turmoil in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continued to make headlines this week, when the federal agent in charge of keeping student loan borrowers from predatory lending practices resigned citing concerns with the agency’s current administration. Seth Frotman, student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, wrote in a resignation letter that the […]

Cassell files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court in support of victims’ rights in death penalty case

A new amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court this week by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell and Allyson Ho of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP outlines the harmful effects for victims’ family members that occur when there are delays in death […]

A note from Dean Bob Adler

Dear friends: It was with mixed emotions that I informed University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and the faculty earlier this year that the 2018-2019 academic year will be my final year as Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, after a six-year term. I have enjoyed serving as Dean tremendously, including most notably […]

Peterson quoted in Washington Post, New York Times and NPR about operations in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson was quoted in the Washington Post in a story titled “What happens when the government stops doing its job?”  The story examines efforts by the Trump administration to roll back certain regulations created under former President Barack Obama —and how such efforts are […]

Skibine quoted in High Country News

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Alex Skibine was quoted in the High Country News in a story about how the make-up of a new U.S. Supreme Court will affect Indian Law issues.  Read the full story here.