U law team urges Utah State Legislature to improve enforcement of Mobile Home Park Residency Act

By Linda F. Smith A team from the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law has issued a report and recommendations to a legislative subcommittee regarding the Mobile Home Park Residency Act and a helpline the team has operated for the past 14 months.  The report recommends disbanding the helpline and establishing legal […]

Donation from Kirton/McConkie sends law students to national bankruptcy negotiation competition

A donation from Salt Lake City law firm Kirton/McConkie will help University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students advance their skills through participation in the LawMeet Bankruptcy Negotiation Competition. The competition brings teams from around the country together to negotiate solutions to simulated real-world business problems.  Teams may be required in one round […]

Professor Jim Holbrook’s journey home from Vietnam

Jim Holbrook wasn’t a typical U.S. Army recruit in 1968 when at age 24 he volunteered for a combat tour in Vietnam. He’d earned two degrees in philosophy and had planned to pursue a Ph.D. in that field at Yale. He disagreed with the U.S. premise for going to war, understanding the protestors whose anger […]

Arizona man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death to share story at law school on Nov. 17

Ray Krone had been honorably discharged from the military and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for seven years when on Dec.29, 1991 he became the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman found fatally stabbed on the floor of a Phoenix bar. Krone had no prior criminal record and with little […]

New analysis by Jones explores questions of Justice Clarence Thomas

This week marks the the 25th anniversary of Justice Clarence Thomas’s first question as a justice. In anticipation of that upcoming anniversary on Nov. 5, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor RonNell Andersen Jones has spent the last six months collecting every question Justice Thomas has ever asked at oral argument as […]

Fordham Debate on legalization of marijuana draws large crowd

The 33rd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Oct. 19, sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law, drew a packed auditorium and several media mentions.  The debate explored the controversial question of whether marijuana should be legalized in the United States. The debate was referenced in the Salt Lake Tribune,  CannabisFeed, VisitSalt Lake, and KRCL. A […]

Clash over the legalization of marijuana subject of 2016 Fordham Debate at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

PRESS RELEASE (Oct. 10, 2019) —Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? Several states have legalized the drug for non-medical purposes and other states have loosened regulations and made exceptions for its use. Advocates believe that legalization will help enhance the well-being of citizens and economic prospects of these states and reduce crime associated with […]

Faculty Scholarship: Select Publications, 2015-2016

Faculty Scholarship – Selected Recent Publications The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates its faculty’s longstanding—and growing—reputation for scholarly excellence. Our faculty’s recent publications include articles in a wide range of scholarly journals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, USC Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, North Carolina Law […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Chris Peterson: Trump University lawsuits lay groundwork for potential impeachment of Donald Trump

As the presidential race continues to heat up, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Republican nominee Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law marks first year anniversary with honor for green design

The University of Utah on Aug. 31 will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the art law school by announcing the facility has been awarded a prestigious LEED platinum designation by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is an acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The designation […]