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 […]

COVID-19 RESPONSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW

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 […]

Stegner Center research questions whether national monument management plans follow federal law

New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment questions whether the federal government followed the law in finalizing management plans for the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Two years ago, President Donald Trump cut the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante […]

Kronk Warner featured in diversity issue of PreLaw magazine

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner is featured in the latest issue of PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist, for her historic appointment as the first Native American and female dean earlier this year. Since assuming her role, Kronk Warner has focused on a number of initiatives […]

Baughman co-authors study on prosecutors’ race and class biases

*Reprinted with permission from the University of Arizona. America’s prison populations are disproportionately filled with people of color, but prosecutors’ biases toward defendants’ race and class may not be the primary cause for those disparities, according to new research from the University of Arizona and co-authored by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

New Law, Economics, and Business Workshop debuts at College of Law

A new course at the S.J. Quinney College of Law debuting this spring is designed to give students an opportunity to engage with prominent scholars and leaders closely connected to contemporary business law issues. The Law, Economics, and Business Workshop at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law brings together scholars, students, and faculty for seminar-style discussion of innovative and complex topics […]