C. Hessick Quoted on Juvenile Justice in Teen Murder Case

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an Associate Press article, “Class studies teen murder case, questions juvenile justice.” The article is receiving national media attention. The case comes as the national landscape shifts somewhat for juvenile offenders, said Carissa Hessick, a professor of […]

C. Hessick to Serve as Scholar-in-Residence, Participate in National Symposium

Professor Carissa Hessick has been invited to serve as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Dayton School of Law this week. In connection with that invitation, Professor Hessick will be giving a speech to law students, presenting a paper at a faculty workshop, and meeting with faculty and students at the University of Dayton Law […]

Carissa Hessick to Speak at Yale Law Library

The Yale Law Library will be hosting a book talk on Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick’s recent book, Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy (NYU 2014). The talk, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, will feature Professor Hessick and her co-editor, Professor G. Jack Chin (UC Davis Law). Their book explores the […]

Carissa Hessick to present at NYU Colloquium

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be presenting her new paper, Towards a Theory of Mitigation, at the NYU Criminal Law Theory Colloquium on Monday, February 23. Professor Hessick’s paper advances a pluralistic theory of mitigation. Her previous publications on the topic of sentencing mitigation […]

Carissa Hessick Elected to Serve on Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees. This association is a non-profit organization that is appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants in criminal matters in Salt Lake […]

Downtown CLE: Johnson v. United States

Johnson v. United States and the Evolving Void for Vagueness Doctrine 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Snow, Christensen & Martineau (10 Exchange Place, SLC 84111) For years, the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts have struggled to decide which crimes qualify as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. The ACCA defines a […]

Carissa Hessick Selected to Serve on National Criminal Justice Board

Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick has been selected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the Association of American Law School’s Criminal Justice Section. The Association of American Law Schools, which was founded in 1900, is a nonprofit educational association that represents 178 law schools. The Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section consists […]

Carissa Hessick’s New Book Focuses on States’ Role in Immigration Policy

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has co-edited a new book, Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy, with Gabriel J. Chin, professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law. The book, to be published by NYU Press, will be released on […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]