Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen administers oath to new law students at S.J. Quinney College of Law

As law schools across the country welcome students to a new academic year, 101 fresh arrivals that make-up the Class of 2021 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in one of the first milestones in their legal training from a notable source: Justice Paige Petersen of the Utah Supreme Court. The College of […]

College of Law welcomes inaugural cohort of students to new MLS program

As thousands of students pour onto the University of Utah campus for the start of fall semester in coming weeks, a group of 17 students among the new arrivals will make history as part of the inaugural class of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s new Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program. The program […]

Research: Do too many patents stifle progress in biomedicine?

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras in the journal Science this week explores the current state of sharing resources in the biomedical research field and whether the fragmentation of property ownership can stifle research progress, instead of advancing it. Contreras’ essay “The anticommons at 20: concerns […]

States boost renewable energy and economic development when utilities adopt renewable standards

States that require utilities to increase renewable energy see expansion of renewable energy facilities and generation — including wind and other renewable sources, but especially solar — according to new research from Indiana University and two other institutions, including the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Indiana University’s Sanya Carley led a team […]

Law student Tyler Hubbard inspired to give back after receiving second annual Hanni award

Tyler Hubbard’s early career ambitions set him on a path far different than practicing the law. Born in Fallon, Nevada, Hubbard moved to Utah in 2010 to attend Brigham Young University in Provo as an undergraduate with his sights set on becoming a chemical engineer. He excelled in his coursework, but after serving an LDS […]

ALUMNI: Why Reunions Have Meaning

By Lori Nelson We are in the middle of this fall’s reunion planning cycle and it occurred to me that while I really want alumni to attend their reunions I hadn’t really thought through why.  It was the “why” that caught my attention. I know, for my own reunion last year, I was very excited […]

New research by Baughman explores need to reform bail for those charged with misdemeanors

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman in the Boston University Law Review this week explores the devastating consequences of incarcerating people who are charged with misdemeanors and are unable to afford bail. Baughman’s research argues that incarcerating defendants who are charged with low-level misdemeanors and who […]

Kim publishes new research in Virginia Tax Review

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Young Ran (Christine) Kim has published new research in the Virginia Tax Review.  Her article, Carried Interest and Beyond: The Nature of Private Equity Investment and Its International Tax Implications, is available on SSRN.

Rumore selected for prestigious award for emerging environment and public policy leaders

Danya Rumore, director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for the 2018 Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders from the Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy Section. Rumore will receive the award at a conference in […]

A taste of real-world lawyering

The tension in the room was thick as two sides sat around a table negotiating the terms of a complex deal involving the sale of a private, family-owned company in a $2 billion cash-and-stock deal to Chinese private equity. As the minutes ticked by, S.J. Quinney College of Law students Andrew Steiner, Elena Todorova and Jason Perry […]