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George to discuss Junot Diaz’s book, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”

Professor Erika George will discuss Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” at an April 28, 2016 event at Sam Weller Book Works. The Pulitzer Literature Party is presented by The Salt Lake Tribune and Weller Book Works. At 7 p.m., The Tribune’s Jennifer Napier-Pearce will introduce notable readers who will […]

Utah Chronicle Writes About Migrant Women Project

The Daily Utah Chronicle reported on the Migrant Women Project that was initiated by Professor Erika George and four student researchers. The report this team created is called, “Prevention and Protection Partnerships: Empowerment through Rights Education.” Read the full article here »

Migrant Women Project featured in local news

As part of International Women’s Week, the College of Law’s Migrant Women Project led by Professor Erika George was featured on local news. The project examines the problems faced by migrant woman in the United States with specific reference to Utah and the Wasatch Front region. The associated paper also offers recommendations to address gender-based violence on […]

George appears on ABC4 to discuss Migrant Women Project

Law professor Erika George appeared on ABC4 and KSL Radio this week in conjunction with the release of a new research report authored with students “Prevention and Protection Partnerships: Empowerment Through Rights Education,” which explores the vulnerabilities and barriers to access to legal services that migrant women face when trying to leave violent situations.  The report […]

U researchers: Better protections needed for migrant women trapped in abusive situations

New report from the S.J. Quinney College of Law focuses on remedies to help protect migrant women from domestic violence and sexual assault. The research is part of a broader initiative at the law school focused on drawing attention to empowering people through human rights education. (March 8, 2016) — A new set of recommendations […]

George comments on death of Justice Antonin Scalia

On February 13, 2016, Professor Erika George commented on the death of Justice Antonin Scalia for KSL news and the Deseret News. “Scalia’s death will leave lower (federal) court rulings in place and potentially leave in limbo questions over the meaning of “one person, one vote,” the contraceptive mandate, (President Barack) Obama’s immigration policy and […]

Utah Valley University to Honor Cassell for Public Service

On September 28, 2015, Professor Paul Cassell will be honored for his public service at Utah Valley University’s 4th Annual Christine M. Durham Public Service Award Celebration. Hosted by the the UVU Academic Counseling Center, the UVU Christine M. Durham Prelaw Club, and UVU’s University Prelaw Advisor Eileen Doyle Crane, the event “highlight[s] public service […]

George Appointed to ABA Human Rights Board

Professor Erika George has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Center for Human Rights Board. The Center’s multi-faceted mission includes helping to fulfill the ABA’s potential to advance human rights and the rule of law in the United States and around the world. This includes facilitating a broad range of ABA human-rights activities […]

George Speaks on Food Rights and Corporate Respect for Human Rights at NYU Conferences

Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak on ranking and reporting corporate respect for human rights at the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law. Her July 6, 2015 presentation is entitled “Indicators as Enforcement: Regulating the Corporate Social […]

George Discusses Issues Facing Utah Women on Good4 Utah

On May 1, 2015, Professor Erika George appeared on the morning broadcast of Good4Utah to discuss the gender wage gap,  pressures facing women in the workplace, women in politics, and women in education. Click here to view the interview.