Schwartz Signs onto Comment Letter to HHS

Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently signed onto a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The letter, authored by a group of law professors, comments on the “impact of corporate law on free exercise […]

Hornock, `14 publishes paper titled, “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public”

Jonatahn Hornock, a 2014 College of Law graduate, will publish his paper title “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public” in the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. The paper was written as part of Hornock’s directed research for Professor Jeff Schwartz’s Securities Law seminar. Read the paper »

Schwartz presents paper, “The Corporatization of Personhood”

Professor Jeff Schwartz presented a paper titled, “The Corporatization of Personhood,” at the Law & Society Association conference in Minneapolis May 29- June 1, and the National Business Law Scholars Conference in Los Angeles, June 19-20. Read the abstract and paper »

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 […]

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 […]

Improving the Law, Past, Present, and Future: A Century and Counting of Engaged Scholarship

Join the College of Law in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom to learn about and salute the College of Law’s century of influential legal scholarship as service. This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested. 12:00- Lunch 12:15- Introduction 12:20- Keynote -A history of Utah Law Scholarship and the influence of […]

The SEC and Global Justice: The Status of the Conflict Minerals Rule

by Jeff Schwartz The Dodd-Frank Act transformed the SEC and securities regulation into tools of global justice.  Although the statute was principally concerned with reregulating the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 economic collapse, it also took on broader social issues.  Section 1502 of the Act is perhaps the most important and controversial […]

Schwartz to Discuss JOBS Act at June 6 Securities and Investment Conference

On June 6, Jeff Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will discuss the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) at the 2013 Utah Securities and Investment Conference.  In addition to Schwartz, the conference will include presenters from, among others, the United States Securities and Exchange […]

Austerity vs. Growth: Lessons for the US Economy

The Rolapp Scholar Symposium S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom Join legal scholars, practitioners, and economists as they engage in a spirited and informed discussion about the effects that austerity measures might have on the U.S. economy.  Panels will consider subjects ranging from legislative and regulatory responses to lessons that U.S. might learn from […]

SEC Advisory Committee Approves Proposal Based on COL Prof’s Presentation

On February 1, the Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies approved, with minor modifications, a recommendation to create a U.S. equity market for small and emerging companies that is based on scholarship by Jeff Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. […]