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Election of Trump draws renewed interest in Peterson research on potential impeachment

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson has fielded several media requests to discuss his analysis outlining why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct now that Trump has been elected president.  After […]

Peterson appears in USA Today on Trump U analysis

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson appeared in an Oct. 25 USA Today series on “Trump and the Law.” Peterson in recent weeks has fielded several media requests to discuss his analysis outlining why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson: Trump University lawsuits lay groundwork for potential impeachment of Donald Trump

As the presidential race continues to heat up, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Republican nominee Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct […]

Downtown CLE: The CFPB after five years–successful reforms or vigilante regulation? Developments and Practice Tips

12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough (170 Main St Suite 1500, SLC, UT 84101) What has the CFPB done in the five years since its creation?  Professor Peterson and George Sutton will discuss the pros and cons of the CFPB, trends in CFPB enforcement cases, and explore what it takes to practice […]

American Banker magazine reports on Peterson study related to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

American Banker magazine covered new research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson in its latest edition. Four years after Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a tool to help the American public recover from scars left by the economic collapse of the Great Recession, Peterson evaluated […]

Peterson’s work on predatory lending highlighted on DS News

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson’s work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was highlighted in the May 20, 2016 issue of the service industry publication, DSnews.com Nearly five years ago, Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and its sole purpose was to serve as recovery agent for the American people coming out of the […]

New research by Peterson featured on Fox 13, Univision

New research from University of Utah law professor Christopher L. Peterson was featured on Fox 13 and Univision on Tuesday. Peterson’s research evaluates the agency’s performance and effectiveness as consumer financial civil law enforcement agency that is working to prevent harm — such as predatory lending and other fraudulent practices — from harming consumers. His analysis, Consumer Financial Protection […]

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.

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 […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]