University of Utah researcher: Consumer protection from predatory lending at-risk if Financial Choice Act of 2017 becomes law

As proposed legislation to repeal provisions of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms — measures put into place to protect consumers after the housing crisis financially devastated millions of Americans — moves ahead in Congress, a new legal analysis released by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why passage of […]

U law professor: Child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify in preliminary hearings

A new amicus brief filed in the Utah Supreme Court today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell argues that child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify during preliminary hearings. In addition to Cassell, the brief was filed by Spencer Banks of the Utah Crime Victim’s […]

Utah Law Faculty Scholarship

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates its faculty’s longstanding reputation for scholarly excellence. Recent articles have appeared in nationally recognized journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. […]

Rosky’s research provides foundation for repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law

A University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor has played a significant role in repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law. Clifford Rosky completed a comprehensive study of anti-gay curriculum laws that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Columbia Law Review. His research was the foundation for a lawsuit filed by the […]

Heiny and McCormack collaborate on new book about judicial process

Debate over the power and structure of the judiciary in the U.S. goes back to the Federalist Papers, and overt conflicts between the president and the courts go back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. The president’s power to nominate federal judges, and Congress’s power to confirm those judges, has always been in tension with […]

Keiter publishes new book on Wyoming State Constitution

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robert B. Keiter is well-known for his legal scholarship around the country. In addition to his role as  the Wallace Stegner Professor of Law, a University Distinguished Professor, and founding director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment , he’s a published […]

Francis: Beware of pitfalls of Graham-Cassidy proposal

As a policy debate continues to rage nationally about the future of the Affordable Care Act, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Leslie Francis outlines why Graham-Cassidy —the newest effort to repeal Obamacare —poses a threat to employer-provided health insurance. Francis, who holds joint appointments […]

Craig receives Rockefeller Foundation fellowship to study ocean’s value as a functional set of ecosystems and global processes

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Kundis Craig has received an Academic Writing Residency Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation. The opportunity will allow Craig to this fall spend four weeks working on a new scholarship project at its Bellagio Center facility on Lake Como, Italy. Craig will be in residency with […]

Baughman recognized as a Presidential Scholar at U for extraordinary research efforts

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman has been chosen as a Presidential Scholar, an award that honors the extraordinary research and academic efforts of early- to mid-career faculty and provides these talented individuals with financial backing to support their scholarly, teaching or research initiatives. Baughman is one of five University […]

New at the U: Meet Professor Christine Kim

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomes two new faculty members to campus this fall. Professors Young Ran (Christine) Kim  and Matthew Tokson bring new expertise to the law school’s outstanding faculty.  Kim moves to Utah after most recently living and teaching in New York. Her area of interest is international tax policy […]