Celebration of Chaired Professors

Celebration of Chaired Professors University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Reception from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sutherland Moot Court Room With chaired professorships, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates our supporters in the community and many of our excellent faculty. Chairs are named after those we honor: our community leaders […]

Peterson to Join New Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will take a two year public service leave of absence from the college to accept a position with the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.   Peterson, one of the nation’s leading experts on payday lending, will join the bureau’s enforcement […]

Seattle Times Quotes Peterson Article on MERS

An article by Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in the March 16 Seattle Times.  The Times article, “State’s high court hears suits against mortgage clearinghouse,” details two recent cases before the Washington state Supreme Court that could decide whether the Mortgage Electronic Registration […]

Peterson Appointed Inaugural Flynn Professor

February 23, 2012 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law today announced that Christopher Peterson has been appointed the inaugural John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law at the College.  The appointment is one of two new Professorships at the College of Law that carry the names of beloved professors and deans […]

Billion-Dollar Mortgage Lawsuit Cites Peterson Research

Since the current economic downturn began, in 2008, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher Peterson has become known as one of the nation’s most widely cited authorities on mortgage lending. On September 20, Peterson’s reputation received an additional boost when Dallas County, Texas sued MERSCORP for tens of millions in unpaid […]

Peterson Presents at April Mortgage Conferences

On Friday, April 15, Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s Spring Meeting in Boston.  Peterson will participate on a panel titled “The Future of Paperless Loan Processing: MERS Role in the Foreclosure Crisis.” Peterson also spoke […]

Peterson Presents at Conference and Webcast on Commercial Real Estate Defaults

Christopher Peterson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present at the Annual Advanced ALI-ABA conference and webcast, “Commercial Real Estate Defaults, Workouts, and Reorganizations,” March 10-11 at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables in Coral Gables, FL. The conference and webcast features faculty with experience in “dealing with […]

Peterson Wins Award for Best Consumer Law Review Article of 2010

Christopher Peterson, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently won the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers’ 2010 writing competition for his article “Foreclosure, Subprime Mortgage Lending, and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System.” Formal presentation of the award will be made on April 16, 2011, at […]

Peterson Quoted in Washington Post on MERS, Foreclosure Crisis

Christopher Peterson, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in the December 2 edition of The Washington Post in an article about the foreclosure crisis. Peterson was one of several experts—others included a state judge and consumer attorneys—to testify before Congress on the issue of whether […]

New York Times Discusses Peterson Paper on Mortgage Crisis

A recent New York Times article discussed a paper by Christopher Peterson, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, dealing with the mortgage crisis and MERs, or the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems. The article begins by asking whether MERS, “the great securitization machine that made hundreds of billions […]