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Honoring a beloved professor

A new endowed scholarship recently announced at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is designed to pay tribute to longtime professor Jim Holbrook through providing assistance to law students who have a passion for pursuing law careers. The James R. Holbrook Scholarship was unveiled at the 2017 commencement ceremony. Preference in awarding […]

Downtown CLE- Proposed Rule 8.4 (g). What we think it means and how we think it will be applied

  Proposed Rule 8.4 (g). What we think it means and how we think it will be applied 12:00-1:00 p.m., Durham Jones and Pinegar (111 Main St Suite 2400, Salt Lake City, UT 84111) Professor James Holbrook will present on the proposed changes to Rule 8.4 (g) and discuss the potential challenges and benefits of […]

CLE – The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility

The Taming of the Shrew: Using Dialogue to Create Professionalism and Civility 12:00-1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Level 6 This CLE will focus on the core lawyering skill of dialogue, a deceptively simple approach to conversation which underlies all professionalism and civility, from collaborative problem solving to adversarial advocacy. 1 hour of professionalism […]

Two Sources of Turmoil in a Divided America

By James R. Holbrook for edrblog.org The Sixties and early Seventies were a time of great turmoil in a divided America, including the assassinations of JFK, MLK, and RFK; the civil rights movement; the Vietnam War and our invasion of Cambodia; and Watergate and Nixon’s forced resignation. Today we are in another period of great […]

“The Journey Home” explores how Vietnam veterans were treated to mark 50th anniversary of war

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jim Holbrook is featured in a new documentary released to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. “The Journey Home,” produced by sisters Sharlene Hawkes and Elayne Harmer (a 1993 alumna of the law school), explores the treatment of veterans who returned home after serving […]

Professor Jim Holbrook’s journey home from Vietnam

Jim Holbrook wasn’t a typical U.S. Army recruit in 1968 when at age 24 he volunteered for a combat tour in Vietnam. He’d earned two degrees in philosophy and had planned to pursue a Ph.D. in that field at Yale. He disagreed with the U.S. premise for going to war, understanding the protestors whose anger […]

Holbrook Receives the Inaugural Peacemaker Award

Professor James Holbrook received the inaugural Peacemaker Award and gave the inaugural Peacemaker Lecture, founded by the Brigham Young University Center for Conflict Resolution and co-sponsored by the BYU David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, on September 16, 2015, in Provo, Utah. View the Inaugural Peacemaker Lecture »

Modern Securities Litigation and Halliburton

The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Halliburton Could Slash Securities Class Actions S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 107 The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund on March 5, 2014. At stake in this case is whether the longstanding “fraud-on-the-market presumption” will survive in securities class actions. This […]

College’s Advocacy in Mediation Team Participates in Regional Competition

The S.J. Quinney College of Law’s 2014 ABA Advocacy in Mediation Competition Team members (from left to right: Logan Daniels, Hillary Pavia, Blake Johnson, and Thomas Parkin) competed March 1-2 in a regional competition at the University of Houston. The Team’s coach, Professor Jim Holbrook, said, “Our team members demonstrated sophisticated negotiation strategies and skills they […]

March 17 College of Law Panel to Discuss the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Halliburton and the Possible End of Securities Class Actions

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund. At stake is whether the longstanding “fraud-on-the-market presumption” will survive in securities class actions. Supporters argue that this form of litigation provides a necessary check on corporate misconduct, while critics charge that it is a […]