GIVING: 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 […]

Cassell quoted in Deseret News on Supreme Court action on the travel ban

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in an article by the Deseret News titled, “Supreme Court’s action on travel ban cause for concern, local organizations that serve refugees say.”

Orme receives honorable mention in essay competition

University of Utah law graduate Kylie Orme has received an honorable mention in an essay competition sponsored by the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition. Orme, who graduated in May, was recognized for her essay titled ““Mr. Robot: Morality, AI, and Personhood.”  The essay was about the idea of […]

Guiora posts article for online forum on bystander complicity

On June 26, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora composed an article for the online forum Just Security on bystander complicity. The article is titled, “Not the Time for the Sounds of Silence.”

STUDENTS: Through the eyes of the survivors

Editor’s note: Six students enrolled in University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell’s criminal law course last spring shared their deeply personal stories of surviving sexual assault with classmates as a way to bring attention to victims’ experiences.  The women shared their stories in the latest edition of Res Gestae, the […]

Craig completes appointment on Board of Editors for new journal from the University of California Press

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig has formally completed her appointment to the initial Board of Editors of a new journal from the University of California Press, Case Studies in the Environment, http://cse.ucpress.edu.   Craig’s involvement reflects an initiative by the journal to include law and policy-oriented case studies in the […]

Fostering productive dialogue and civility in divided times

Politically motivated shootings. People being viciously attacked—verbally and physically—just because they are a certain race or ethnicity. Vitriol flying back and forth across social media. Friends, neighbors, and even family members that no longer speak to each other as a result of how they voted in the last presidential election. There is no question that […]

Public Policy Clinic publishes “Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on the Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline”

School disciplinary actions are decreasing in Utah’s public school system, but disparities in the amount of discipline administered along racial lines continues to exist and in some cases has worsened, according to a new joint report released today by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Voices for Utah Children, a non-profit […]

Cassell invited to U.S. Justice Department’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell is in  Washington, D.C. on June 20 and 21 to attend the U.S. Justice Department’s National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.  The summit involves the top federal law enforcement leaders (including Attorney General Jeff Sessions), as well as prosecutors, police chiefs, and […]

Cassell appears before Wisconsin legislative committee to advocate for crime victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this week to testify before a joint legislative committee regarding Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin — a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution that would protect crime victims’ rights. Cassell has testified before the Idaho and Nevada legislatures earlier this […]