New research by Baughman explores need to reform bail for those charged with misdemeanors

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman in the Boston University Law Review this week explores the devastating consequences of incarcerating people who are charged with misdemeanors and are unable to afford bail. Baughman’s research argues that incarcerating defendants who are charged with low-level misdemeanors and who […]

Kim publishes new research in Virginia Tax Review

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Young Ran (Christine) Kim has published new research in the Virginia Tax Review.  Her article, Carried Interest and Beyond: The Nature of Private Equity Investment and Its International Tax Implications, is available on SSRN.

Rumore selected for prestigious award for emerging environment and public policy leaders

Danya Rumore, director of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for the 2018 Rob Williams Award for Emerging Environment and Public Policy Leaders from the Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy Section. Rumore will receive the award at a conference in […]

A taste of real-world lawyering

The tension in the room was thick as two sides sat around a table negotiating the terms of a complex deal involving the sale of a private, family-owned company in a $2 billion cash-and-stock deal to Chinese private equity. As the minutes ticked by, S.J. Quinney College of Law students Andrew Steiner, Elena Todorova and Jason Perry […]

University of Utah law students prepare to take on a legal role in the fight against opioid abuse

When University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Teneille Brown presented research related to opioid addiction and legal issues to a group of county commissioners last fall, the atmosphere in the room could be summed up in one word: Desperate. PHOTO CREDIT: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Teneille Brown “You could see […]

FACULTY: Craig files amicus brief in case challenging Obama designation of the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig and a  team of pro bono attorneys at Fried Frank has filed an amicus brief in Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association v. Ross, the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that is challenging former President Barack Obama’s designation of the Northeast […]

ALUMNI: Meet U.S. Supreme Court fellow and alumnus Parker Douglas 

Parker Douglas jokes that friends tell him he’s the legal equivalent of Forrest Gump. With a storied legal career that has included a diverse array of cases tried while working as an assistant federal defender and in private practice before joining the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 2014, Douglas has worked on some of Utah’s […]

STUDENTS: Meet graduate Kim Reeves

If you meet Kim Reeves, on the surface her journey to law school has similarities to the iconic character of Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde.” A seamstress since age 3, Reeves became a successful Utah-based fashion designer with a booming business manufacturing custom dance costumes, choir dresses, and bridal apparel to a diverse […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law students among those honored by Utah State Bar

Editor’s note: The following announcement is reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. The Utah State Bar has announced its annual Pro Bono Publico Awards for 2018. The awards honor attorneys who have made significant contributions to the community through Pro Bono efforts. Categories include Young Lawyer (under 36 years old or less than […]

Law students explore human rights after conflict at Oxford University

By Connor Ballif Arrington The world is integrating with accelerating speed–social, political and economic problems we once thought were thousands of miles away are beginning to affect each of us. Local problems are becoming global and global problems are haunting us on the local front. With this backdrop, I was honored to participate in the […]