Cassell listed as a top legal author on HeinOnline

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell was ranked among the top 250 legal authors on HeinOnline. This list includes both current and deceased authors and is based on articles from the past two centuries. It includes legal scholars, supreme court justices, appellate judges and other legal giants. See the full […]

U Law researcher aids in Navajo Nation’s fight against COVID-19

Like thousands of families whose members are healthcare workers, Heather Tanana worries about the safety of her father, a physician working on the front-lines of COVID-19 in southern Utah’s Monument Valley. “I am Diné (Navajo) of the Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House) clan. It’s been heartbreaking to see the sharp rise of COVID-19 cases on the Navajo Nation […]

Carolynn Clark named director of Master of Legal Studies degree program

Carolynn Clark has been named the new director of the Master of Legal Studies degree program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. She began her role on May 1. Clark received her law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2003. After law school, Clark completed a judicial clerkship […]

Craig named a Distinguished Professor by University of Utah

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Kundis Craig has been named a Distinguished Professor. The rank is given out annually to a select number of outstanding professors at the U. In order to be considered for the title a professor must have at least five years of service. A professor also […]

Hwang receives Early Career Teaching Award

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cathy Hwang has been awarded an  Early Career Teaching Award, which recognizes significant contributions to teaching at the U through new and innovative teaching methods. The award, the highest teaching award for pre-tenured faculty at the U, is given to only four University of Utah professors each […]

Contreras promotes coronavirus IP pledge

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras is among a group of lawyers and scientists who are starting a new intellectual property pledge designed to encourage companies and universities to release their IP in the fight against the coronavirus. The project, “Open COVID Pledge,” launched on March 30. Its goal is […]

College of Law climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strengths as a top-tier public law school, national leader in environmental law and growing powerhouse in the field of health law are reflected in newly released rankings of best law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College […]


Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The University of Utah is now in the orange phase, using operational guidelines developed by the Project Orange campus-wide working group. Please note that in the orange phase most work will continue to occur away from campus, […]

Rosky files lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s Anti-LGBTQ Curriculum Law

UPDATE:  The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina on March 11 entered a consent decree that declares South Carolina’s 1988 discriminatory anti-LGBTQ curriculum law unconstitutional and bars its enforcement. The court’s decree comes two weeks after a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of the high school student organization Gender and Sexuality […]

U researchers find public safety risks in bail reform

By Paul Gabrielsen, science writer, University Marketing & Communications Discussions of reforming the bail system, which allows defendants to post a monetary bond and leave jail while they await trial, often turn to the question of public safety. Would people out on bail commit crimes? The answer, according to two University of Utah professors, appears […]