Perpetual Conservation Easements: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law The public is investing billions of dollars in conservation easements, which now protect more than 18 million acres throughout the United States. But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to undermine public confidence in and the effectiveness of conservation easements as land protection tools. This […]

Feb. 15 Conference Focuses on Perpetual Conservation Easements

Conservation easements now protect more than 18 million acres of land throughout the United States.  But uncertainties in the law and abusive practices threaten to undermine public confidence in the effectiveness of conservation easements as land protection tools.  A February 15 conference at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law promises to explore […]

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 […]

McLaughlin Quoted in Bloomberg BNA

Nancy McLaughlin, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently quoted in Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs article regarding a case that underscores the importance of correctly documenting gift letters. In the article, which deals with a U.S. Tax Court opinion upholding the IRS’s disallowance of $4.5 million […]

McLaughlin Named Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law

Dean Hiram Chodosh of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law recently announced that Nancy McLaughlin has been named the Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law. McLaughlin, a member of the Quinney College faculty since 2000, teaches courses in federal income tax, trusts & estates, estate planning, gift & estate tax, private land conservation, and a class on conservation easements.

McLaughlin to Participate in Symposium, Meeting Focused on Protecting Charitable Assets

On October 23, Nancy McLaughlin, a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be a commentator on the topic of Respecting Donor Intent in the Charitable Context at a symposium on Philanthropy in the 21st Century sponsored  by the the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation. […]

McLaughlin to Participate in Gathering of Nation's Environmental Leaders

From July 8-10, Nancy McLaughlin, Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate in a high-level workshop featuring many of the nation’s top environmental leaders and policy experts at the Pocantico Conference Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in Pocantico […]

Prof. McLaughlin Participates in Conservation Workshop at Stanford

Nancy McLaughlin, Robert W. Swenson Professor of Law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, was invited to participate in an exploratory workshop titled “Private Conservation Instruments and Policy in a Changing Climate” that was held at Stanford University on February 23-24, 2009. Organized by the Woods Institute for the Environment and The Nature Conservancy, the […]

Quinney College Professor McLaughlin Quoted on NPR

Professor Nancy A. McLaughlin was quoted in a NPR All Things Considered story about the attempted termination of a perpetual conservation easement.

McLaughlin Receives Two Prestigious Appointments

by Lauren Heal S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Nancy A. McLaughlin was recently elected as a member of The American Law Institute and as an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American Law Institute (ALI), which was founded in 1923, drafts and publishes Restatements of the Law, model […]