Keiter quoted in Greenware on occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Professor Bob Keiter was quoted in the February 5, 2016 issue of Greenwire in a story titled, “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” On at least half a dozen occasions dating back to the 1890s, the Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s authority to regulate public lands, as well as wildlife and activities on […]

3Ls Walsh and Peña discuss school-to-prison pipeline on Utah Public Radio

On Thursday, February 4, 2016,  Access Utah on Utah Public Radio examined the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Guests include Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City, who is planning to introduce a bill to address the problem in this legislative session; University of Utah law school student Vanessa Walsh, who is one of the authors of the Public Policy […]

Teter and Booher ask SCOTUS to take on case of Arkansas teen sentenced to life for role in robbery

University of Utah law professors Michael Teter and Troy Booher this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the of case Albert Bell, a 16-year-old sentenced in 1996 to life in prison for his participation in an Arkansas robbery. Because his accomplice shot and killed two people, Bell — who was unarmed at the […]

Hughes, ’03, joins Parsons Behle as Of Counsel

Februrary 2, 2016 — Robert H. Hughes, ’03, has joined the Salt Lake City office of Parsons Behle & Latimer as of counsel. He advises public and private clients on land use and zoning issues, eminent domain and natural resources matters. Before joining the firm, he served as in-house counsel at Utah Transit Authority, where […]

‘An Invaluable Experience’: 2L Moriarty and the Debtor’s Clinic Score a Major Victory

Kendall Moriarty, a 2L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Director of the College’s Debtor’s Clinic, recently scored a major victory on behalf of a Debtor’s Clinic client who, as a result of a misunderstanding and the client’s limited proficiency in English, suffered the loss of his entire life […]

Social Justice Student Initiative event, Breaking the Pipeline, highlighted in Deseret News

S.J. Quinney College of Law student of the Public Policy Clinic and the Social Justice Student Initiative hosted an event on January 30, 2016 titled, “Breaking the Pipeline.” The event was a followup the report, “From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah.” “Studies show that suspension and expulsion rates are closely correlated with dropout […]

Alumn Robert Stott retiring after 40 years prosecuting Utah murder cases

College of Law alumn and Assistant District Attorney Robert L. Stott is retiring after 40 years prosecuting Utah murder cases. He’s best know for cases against Ted Bundy, Arthur Gary Bishop, Ervil LeBaron, Joseph Paul Franklin, Ronnie Lee Gardner, Mark Hofmann, and Mark Hacking. Professor Paul Cassell said, “He is arguably the premier prosecutor in the State […]

Is the Supreme Court a supreme failure? Provocative legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky to visit the U on Feb. 4 to speak on ‘50 Years of the Constitution.’

Erwin Chemerinsky, a controversial critic of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb. 4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture. The lecture will explore how changes in society and in the court’s ideology have produced major shifts in some constitutional areas, while others have remained remarkably unchanged.

Ruple comments on public lands ownership for The Joplin Globe and Christian Science Monitor

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor John Ruple was quote in the January 17, 2016 issue of The Joplin Globe in a story titled, “Federal ownership of western lands never in doubt despite militia claims.” He was also quoted in the January 30, 2016 edition of The Christian Science Monitor. Ruple said: “Federal ownership of […]

Contreras appointed to the National Institutes of Health Council of Councils

Professor Jorge Contreras has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils for a three-year term.  The Council of Councils is a trans-NIH body with oversight responsibility for NIH-wide programs and initiatives.  The Council of Councils consists of one member nominated by each of NIH’s twenty-seven Institutes and Centers.  Contreras also serves […]