Brown and Contreras receive Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professors are among the recipients of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards for 2017-2018. Teneille Brown and Jorge Contreras  were honored recently at an awards ceremony sponsored by the David Eccles School of Business. The awards honor faculty and staff across the campus […]

Changing of the guard

For more than 25 hours straight in 2015, Bob Adler made his way mile by mile through the desert and mesas of southern Utah. Through pouring rain, slick mud, and dehydration, through moments of exhaustion but never wanting to quit, Adler kept on moving forward until he finished a 100-mile race. The dean of the […]

Dryer elected as first career-line faculty member in history to lead U’s Academic Senate

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer never shies away from stepping up to the plate to lead. He served a total of 17 years on the University of Utah Board of Trustees, stepping down in 2011 after working through the era of six different university presidents. He watched as chairman […]

Peterson testifies before Congress on ending debt traps in the payday lending industry

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions of House Financial Services Committee on April 30, in a hearing titled Ending Debt Traps in the Payday and Small Dollar Credit Industry. Peterson joined several witnesses in addressing the committee […]

Hwang recognized on prestigious list of “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles”

An article by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been voted one of the “Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles” by the country’s corporate law professors. This is the second time one of her articles has been recognized as among the best scholarship in her field. […]

College of Law alumni and students among those honored by Utah State Bar at Law Day awards

*Reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. Students, teachers, legal professionals and citizens from around the Wasatch Front gathered to celebrate Law Day in downtown Salt Lake City on May 1. The theme for the annual  event was “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Several S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni —and one current […]

Inaugural cohort of new Master of Legal Studies degree program set to graduate

Victor Ochoa grew up in the mountains of central Peru, the second youngest of 14 children born to a mother who became widowed early in his childhood. His family had little. But Ochoa’s mom, who sacrificed much to keep food on the table and clothes on her children’s backs, always emphasized one route to help […]

Student organization spotlight: The Minority Law Caucus encourages diversity

It’s not every day that you have the chance to purchase dinner at your professor’s house, but that’s exactly the type of item up for sale at the annual Minority Law Caucus Auction. Other hot items that have been auctioned off in the past include a three-night stay at a cabin near Strawberry River, a […]

Adler inducted into Phi Kappa Phi national honor society

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducted Robert W. Adler, dean of the S.J.Quinney College of Law, as a member earlier this month. Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society established to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to […]

Ruple publishes review of national monument reductions in Harvard Environmental Law Review

Newly published research by John Ruple, a research professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, contains the first and only comprehensive review of every prior national monument reductions that occurred as a result of presidential action. Ruple’s article, The Trump Administration and Lessons Not Learned from Prior National Monument Modifications, is […]