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Peterson discusses payday lending with The Atlantic

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson was interviewed in the May 2016 issue of The Atlantic in a story titled, “Payday Lending: Will Anything Better Replace It? The practice is slowly being regulated out of existence. But it’s unclear where low-income Americans will find short-term loans instead.” The idea that interest rates should have […]

Baughman writes for The Conversation about financing terror using U.S. shell companies

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman published a paper in The Conversation titled, “Panama Papers show how easy it is to finance terror using U.S. shell companies.” “… an American has no need to form a shell company in Panama because they can obtain one right here in the United States. And as my […]

Baughman comments on “Panama Papers” for NPR’s Marketplace, Fusion

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman commented on the “panama papers” for NPR’s Marketplace and the website WSWS.org. The paper consists of a 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca that provide detailed information on more than 214,000 offshore companies Shima Baradaran Baughman, a law Professor University of […]

Schwartz Testifies at House Subcommittee about Conflict Minerals, is Quoted in Wall Street Journal

University of Utah law professor Jeff Schwartz testified in Washington D.C. this week, telling the House Financial Services Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee that the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 —in which public companies are required to monitor their supply chain for minerals mined from regions controlled by militia groups in the Democratic Republic of the […]

Schwartz Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Tracking Conflict Minerals

On August 3, 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article titled, “U.S. Firms Struggle to Trace ‘Conflict Minerals’” “The cost of doing a bad job isn’t much,” said Jeff Schwartz, professor of law at the University of Utah’s law school. “Companies can kind […]

Schwartz quoted in Wall Street Journal on Conflict Minerals

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in the May 19, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal in a story titled, “EU Readies for Vote on Conflict Minerals” “If the goal of the reports is to expose these companies that have problematic sourcing practices to the public, I would argue that […]

Schwartz Posts Paper on Conflict Minerals

On January 11, 2015, Professor Jeff Schwartz posted a paper titled, The Conflict Minerals Experiment. Download the full paper here » Abstract:  In Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank, Congress instructed the SEC to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed […]

Johnson Speaks at CFTC in Chicago

Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, spoke to the Chicago office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) on June 18. The CFTC has primary responsibility for regulation of the derivatives markets, one of Johnson’s primary research interests. Johnson focused on the progress of the mandatory […]

In D.C. Presentation to Nigerian Jurists, Johnson Focuses on Roots of Financial Crises

On April 22 and 23, Professor Christian Johnson presented a two-day Program titled “Troubled Asset Resolution – National Economic Objectives” to a group of 30 Nigerian judges, regulators and lawyers in Washington D.C.  The participants included the Chief Justice from the Nigerian Appellate Court and from the Nigerian High Court (their trial level court), representatives from […]