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Veterans Day Celebration – The Liberation of Kuwait

November 10, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

12:15 – 2:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom
Join the College of Law as we honor Veterans Day and the 25th Anniversary of the Gulf War with a panel discussion and film screening. The documentary “The Liberation of Kuwait” honors the Veterans of Desert Storm. View the movie trailer here »

Free and open to the public. Registration requested »
Lunch provided. 1 hour CLE (pending).


  • Gregory Sanders, (Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired) is a lawyer in the Salt Lake City law firm Kipp and Christian
  • Jack Skeen, (Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired) is an Attorney-Advisory at U.S. Army Proving Ground, Dugway UT
  • Martell Lee Teasley, Dean of the University of Utah College of Social Work, served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Gulf War
  • Moderator: James Holbrook, Clinical Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law

Film Screening – The Liberation of Kuwait

Directed by Brandon Young

Any Kuwaiti citizen old enough to remember can tell you precisely where he or she was on August 2, 1990, when the tanks of Saddam Hussein’s vaunted Republican Guard rolled in from the north, invading the small nation and plunging it into the depths of darkness and fear.

That moment captured the entire world’s attention. President George H. W. Bush’s famous words, “This will not stand,” became the resolute call to action that moved nations. His resistance to Saddam’s aggression was the catalyst for a modern-day miracle, as 35 diverse nations from around the world united to right a terrible wrong.

Twenty-five years later, The Liberation of Kuwait is the victory story of a resilient and determined Kuwaiti people skilled in diplomacy, and a narrative of one of the most stunning, lopsided victories in history, led by an unsurpassed and strategically brilliant American military.


Paid parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium using the pay-by-phone app. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


November 10, 2017
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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