Attorney Barry Scheck to headline 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values

HUMAN VALUES & THE INNOCENCE PROJECT by BARRY SCHECK | Attorney, Co-Founder of The Innocence Project February 08, 2017  7 PM S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Floor 6) University of Utah (map) Open to the public | Seating is limited Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of The Innocence Project. He […]

Ruple interviewed on KUER about naming of Bears Ears National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Associate Professor John Ruple was interviewed on KUER radio about the recently named Bears Ears National Monument by President Barack Obama. Ruple discusses the legal history behind the naming of monuments and the legal challenges disgruntled residents will have in trying to reverse it. Listen to the […]

Contreras completes four-year term on National Institutes of Health advisory council

Jorge Contreras, an associate professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, this month completed a four-year term as one of the inaugural members of the advisory council to National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).   NCATS’s mission is to transform basic science research into treatments and cures […]

Cassell quoted in Salt Lake Tribune on Gilmore execution documentary

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was interviewed in the REELZ documentary, “Dead Man Talking: The Execution of Gary Gilmore.” The documentary aired Jan. 15, two days before the 40th anniversary of his execution. The Salt Lake Tribune covered the documentary with the following story, “40th anniversary: Gary Gilmore’s death a […]

January Alumni Spotlight: Truman Hunt

  When Truman Hunt arrived on the campus of the University of Utah Law School in 1983, he felt out of his league. “I’m pretty sure I was the last person admitted to my law school class,” said Hunt, who after graduating from the U. in 1986 went on to climb the corporate ranks at […]

Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of student-led symposium

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb.11 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend. The second annual ‘Breaking the Pipeline’ symposium on Feb.11 will explore how recent and upcoming legislative […]

College of Law announces new chaired professor appointments

Six professors at the S.J. Quinney College of Law have been named to new chaired professor appointment s, a result of their excellence in teaching, research and service. The positions were announced at a public reception and ceremony on Jan.12 at the law school. The new chairs are: —Professor Erika George as the Samuel D. […]

McCormack quoted in FOX13 article on LDS Church President Monson subpoena

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was quoted on Jan. 5 in the FOX13 article LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson subpoenaed again for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits. “University of Utah law professor Wayne McCormack said the deposition demand is similar to lawsuits leveled against the Catholic church over sex […]

Craig quoted in National Geographic on protected marine areas

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig was quoted in the February 2017 issue of National Geographic in a story titled, “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places.” Since Theodore Roosevelt’s time, the U.S. has set aside more than 1,200 marine protected areas. They cover a quarter of all U.S. seas. […]

Guiora interviewed in PeaceCast podcast about Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora participated in the PeaceCast podcast about the Azaria Trial manslaughter ruling on Jan. 3. Guiora discussed the complexity involved with the trial, Israeli society and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Listen to the full podcast here »