Property Rules and Liability Rules for Genetic Data

By Jorge L. Contreras for BioLawToday.org, originally posted on Balkin.com.  For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law School In 2009, the Texas Department of Health agreed to destroy a research biobank containing approximately 5.3 million infant blood samples. The samples, stored on index cards as dried blood spots, were collected over an […]

Public Policy Clinic Advances Work to Dismantle School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

By Stephanie Pitcher for PublicPolicyClinic.org. The Public Policy Clinic has been forging ahead with several great projects this semester, building on the work from our recently published report and promoting community-wide conversations that would help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah. Currently, the Clinic is focusing many of its efforts on outreach to school districts […]

Fracking in Populated Areas: The Most Literal Application of ‘Not in My Backyard’

By Kirstin Lindstrom for EDRblog.com. With a not-insignificant modicum of success, a recent sea change in public, industry and non-profit collaborative efforts on public land issues has altered the atmosphere of environmental dispute discourse. Despite some notable failures, in the past few years there have been important advances in the public/private collaborative realm. Many collaborations […]

Achtenberg to deliver 2015 College of Law commencement address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

Law Library Hosts Prepare to Practice 2015

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – For the third year in a row, the library is presenting The View from My Chair – What I Expect from a Law Clerk or Associate on Friday, April 3 from 12:15-1:30p.m. in the Moot Courtroom. This year’s panel includes Heidi Leithead, Judge Glen Dawson, the […]

No Reference Sat, March 28

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – There will be no reference assistance this Saturday, March 28. We apologize for the inconvenience.

No Reference Sat, March 28

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – There will be no reference assistance this Saturday, March 28. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Why I take the bus

Written for GreenTeamBlog.org by Prof. Leslie Francis, Associate Dean for Faculty Research. I know there are very good environmental reasons for taking public transportation. But there are other reasons that I’d forgotten, but that I’ve been reminded of on my recent bus trips. Taking the bus makes me organize myself. I know the bus will […]

Ingenious EDR Designs are Human Centered

“When you let people participate in the design process, you find that they often have ingenious ideas about what would really help them. And it’s not a onetime thing; it’s an iterative process.” –Melinda Gates, Wired Magazine, November 2013 As organizations, agencies, and governments become more aware of the ever-rising cost of conflict (in economic, […]

SXSWedu Blog: The takeaways

So, I must say that the entirety of SXSW is an interesting experience.  Never have I seen so many passionate, involved, like-minded people in one space before… and it only got better when the main SXSW conference started. I tried to make a habit of writing a blog post after each presentation I sat through, […]