FACULTY: New professors join College of Law

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will welcome two new faculty members on July 1. Professors Matthew J. Tokson and Young Ran (Christine) Kim will bring new expertise to the law school’s outstanding faculty. Tokson moves to Utah after most recently working as an assistant professor at the Salmon P. Chase College […]

A Need—and an Opportunity—for Leadership

By Danya Rumore for EDRBlog.org In every challenge, there is an opportunity. There is no doubt that we live in challenging times. One need only read the national or local news to find multiple examples of societal frustration, political turmoil, ideological divides, environmental degradation, and numerous other challenges. The question is: how do we leverage […]

No Public Printing

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – Beginning next week (the week of June 19th), the law library will no longer offer printing services to the public. Printing is available for a fee at the Marriott Library or at the FedEx located at 200 University Street. We apologize for the inconvenience.

I’ll See You in Court: Litigation and Collaborative Land Management

By Ian Summers for EDRBlog.org Litigation over public land management has become a contentious topic in recent news. Industry groups and ranchers are pressuring the new Congress and Administration to end what they deem “abusive” litigation tactics used by environmental groups against grazing and other federal land projects involving the private sector.  It’s within this […]

Faust Law Library closed Monday, May 29

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog – The Law Library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.  The Reference Desk will be closing at noon on Friday, May 26.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Future of Indian Water Rights in the West

By Nils Lofgren for EDRBlog.org Water is an important and essential commodity for people living in the western United States today. Water is just as important for Indians living on reservation lands in the western states. As the importance of water increases a new trend has begun in the west, Indian tribes are creating settlements […]

Making Room for Give and Take

By Dan Adams for EDRblog.org Recently, I spent 17 days on the islands of Cebu and Negros in the Philippines.  It was a powerful cultural experience.  As a conflict resolution practitioner, I was especially taken by surprise as I witnessed a complete absence of conflict, anger, or frustration exhibited by anyone on the roads.  Whether […]

Murphy and co-author win Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers Award

Forthcoming research by Felicity Murphy, a librarian at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, explores methods behind training law students to cover the reference desk and assist with faculty research. Murphy’s paper, called The Reference Assistant,  won the Lexis/Nexis Call for Papers Award, New Members Division and will soon be published. The honor […]

Preservation Week

By Melissa Bernstein for the Faust Library Blog- April 23-29, 2017 is Preservation Week, an initiative of the Association for Library Collections & Technology Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is a time to focus on and take action to preserve our collections and artifacts. You can read more about […]

“Town Halls” Are Dead. Long Live Town Halls?

By Larry Schooler This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post on 03/29/2017 05:25 pm ET, updated Mar 30, 2017. We are reposting it with Larry Schooler’s permission. Imagine walking into a room with hundreds of people looking at you, waiting for you to speak, hanging on your every syllable. We have plenty of these […]