Rocky Mountain Innocence Center clears name of man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC)  has cleared the name of a man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault more than two decades ago. Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order on Sept. 10 exonerating Christopher Wickham, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Led by […]

Contreras selected as a U Presidential Scholar

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named a 2019 Presidential Scholar, an award given out by the Office of Academic Affairs that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts. Contreras joins Anil Seth, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Kathy Sward, associate professor, College of Nursing; and Micah […]

Schwartz set to publish new research on how changes to securities laws would allow companies to operate more sustainably

As a top corporate law scholar, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz’s work centers on securities law, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy. In his newest research, set to publish in a 2020 issue of the Maryland Law Review, Schwartz explores how activist funds use securities laws to their own advantage. […]

Craig elected as a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers

The American College of Environmental Lawyers  announced this month that S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig is among 25 new fellows and one honorary fellow who have been appointed as members in the college. The distinction was awarded based on on Craig’s experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field […]

The changemaker: Meet new ULaw Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Ask Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the new dean at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, why Salt Lake City is a great place to attend law school and she won’t hold back. Not even a little. World-class faculty consulting on legislation for Congress or being published in top journals? Check. A supportive community and opportunities for […]

Anghie receives honorary degree by the University of Kent

University of Law S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Tony Anghie received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Kent on July 16. The award was given by Dr. Luis Eslava who shared how Anghie’s work has revolutionized the understanding of how international law has contributed to an unequal global system. Eslava […]

Tokson interviewed by Deseret News on smart phone apps and police investigations

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Matt Tokson was interviewed by the Deseret News on ‘How police might access your Lyft, Tinder and Google accounts in a criminal investigation.’

Schwartz quoted in Quartz article about FBI sting in stock fraud

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted by Quartz in an article titled, “How an undercover FBI sting busted an alleged multimillion-dollar stock fraud.”

Peterson quoted in New York Times on Equifax settlement

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson as quoted in the New York Times in an article titled, “Equifax to Pay at Least $650 Million in Largest-Ever Data Breach Settlement.”

Cassell’s work for victims in Epstein case highlighted on national stage

A case that University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point this week, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. Cassell, a nationally-renown crime […]