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December 2020

Dean’s Forum – Pandemic Positives: The Silver Linings of the Justice System’s Otherwise Dark and Dreary Year

December 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link – Register here » The COVID-19 pandemic has been a most unwelcome stress test for our already overburdened systems of justice. But--like all good stress tests--this pandemic has given us a wealth of important information about our justice system's weaknesses and has spurred innovations that would have otherwise taken years to implement. As we begin envisioning a post-pandemic world, what changes must be made to the processes and technology that hold together our system of justice?…

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January 2021

Do You See What I See? The Science and Law of Eyewitness Identifications (Part 2)

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A College of Law CLE Webinar 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » In Part 1 of this series Professor Louisa Heiny of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Honorable Richard McKelvie of the Third District Court discussed how stress, fear, race, and other factors may affect memory and result in unreliable eyewitness identifications. In Part 2 they will discuss the admissibility of eyewitness identification evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 617; best practices in lineup and show-up procedures; and the…

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Election Law: Recapping the 2020 Election

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A College of Law CLE Webinar 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » Matthew Sanderson and Tyler Green will provide an overview of the 2020 General Election from a legal perspective, discussing the consequential legal rules and cases that occurred before and after Election Day.   Panelists: Tyler Green, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Matt Sanderson, Partner, Caplin & Drysdale, Co-leader, Political Law Group. 1 hour CLE credit (pending).   For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059. SUBSCRIBE to the S.J.…

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Dean’s Book Review – “His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope”

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Zoom link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham, it is an intimate and revealing portrait of the civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to his passing on July 17,…

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February 2021

It Isn’t Over Yet: How COVID Has Impacted Law Firm Operations

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link - Register here » This webinar will discuss how COVID has impacted law firm operations in that last year, including attorney flexibility and mobility, client expectations, emerging practice areas and how the new changes will be further impacted by Utah’s new regulatory reform experiment. Panelists: Keven Rowe, President, Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough Lee Wright, Managing Partner, Kirton McConkie Todd Leishman, President and Chairman of Dentons Durham Jones & Pinegar   1 hour CLE credit (pending).…

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Lawyer Advertising: What’s in, what’s out and what you can do

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link - Register here » Join John Snow, the chairperson of the ethics committee, and Matthew Driggs from the Advocates as they discuss the new advertising rule changes. Significant changes were made this past summer that affect most law firms and how they market. As attorneys, we all want more business and we want to go about getting that business in an ethical way.  Find out and discuss what advertising and marketing is now appropriate and what…

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March 2021

Political Speech and Employers – Can They Work Together?

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link – Register here » Employment lawyers Mike O’Brien and Elena Vetter from Jones Waldo talk about what happens when acronyms like BLM and MAGA show up at the workplace. Panelists: Mike Obrien, Jones Waldo, Shareholder Elena Vetter, Jones Waldo, Associate 1 hour CLE credit (pending). For questions about this event contact Lori (801) 587-0059. SUBSCRIBE to the S.J. Quinney College of Law event lists to stay current on upcoming College of Law events. You may unsubscribe…

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New Wine in Old Bottles, Old Wine in New Bottles: Important Developments in Health Information Privacy Law

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link – Register here » The last two years have seen significant activity in federal law governing health information privacy.  In 2019, an Office of Civil Rights enforcement focus on patient right of access to health information emerged in response to an increase in complaints from patients.  More than a dozen significant enforcement actions in the past year shed light on how the Office of Civil Rights views patient access rights under HIPAA.   In a related development,…

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April 2021

Continuing the Conversation about Race and Racism

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Building on our conversations during 2020, please join Dean Martell Teasley (Social Work) and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner (Law) as they continue their discussion of race and racism. Teasley and Kronk Warner will review the book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson. Caste is an eye-opening story about how America has been shaped by a hidden caste system and is a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of American life today. The presentation…

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Celebrating Retirements, Farewells and Connections

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  4:00-6:00 p.m., Register here » Please join us for a special event celebrating our long-standing retiring faculty members and saying farewell to faculty that are moving on to other adventures. We will also celebrate College of Law alumni and put aside time to connect with one another. This will be a great College of Law personnel and alumni event. You will have an opportunity to join the professors in their own breakout room to talk about memories, etc.  After…

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Who is Playing in the Sandbox? – A CLE Webinar

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom link – Register here » This webinar will discuss the Utah Supreme Court’s Office of Legal Services Innovation, commonly referred to as the Sandbox, what it is, what it does and how it all works.  The webinar will go further in depth to discuss the ways the Sandbox is being used to creatively address legal services operations. Presented by:  John R. Lund, a partner at Parsons, Behle and Latimer and Chair, Office of Legal Services Innovation, Utah…

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May 2021

Justice Thomas, the First Amendment & Media Freedoms – A CLE Webinar

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom Link - Register here » Justice Clarence Thomas, the longest-serving Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, has in recent years expressed idiosyncratic views on some key First Amendment issues. He has gained particular attention for staking out bold new positions on the free-speech treatment of both the press and social media. Justice Thomas urged, in one instance, that the Court reconsider the watershed media-law case of New York Times v. Sullivan, which interprets the First Amendment to make it difficult…

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Where Is My Case: Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom Link – Register here » In Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eight Judicial District Court, 141 S. Ct. 1017 (2021), the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the circumstances in which a state court can assert personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state corporation whose products cause harm in the forum state. In a divided set of opinions, the Court held that, to support specific jurisdiction, the defendant’s contacts with the forum state need not cause the alleged harm using a “but for”…

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Dean’s Book Review – May 2021

May 26 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., MDT, Zoom Link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong, the book was selected in celebration of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir…

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June 2021

Dean’s Book Review – June 2021

June 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., MDT, Zoom Link - Register here » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me by Janet Mock, the book was selected in celebration of June being Pride Month. The book is riveting, rousing, and utterly real, Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world--without a road…

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