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Schwartz Quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Tracking Conflict Minerals

On August 3, 2015, S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in The Wall Street Journal in an article titled, “U.S. Firms Struggle to Trace ‘Conflict Minerals’” “The cost of doing a bad job isn’t much,” said Jeff Schwartz, professor of law at the University of Utah’s law school. “Companies can kind […]

Schwartz quoted in Wall Street Journal on Conflict Minerals

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in the May 19, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal in a story titled, “EU Readies for Vote on Conflict Minerals” “If the goal of the reports is to expose these companies that have problematic sourcing practices to the public, I would argue that […]

Schwartz Posts Paper on Conflict Minerals

On January 11, 2015, Professor Jeff Schwartz posted a paper titled, The Conflict Minerals Experiment. Download the full paper here » Abstract:  In Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank, Congress instructed the SEC to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed […]

Johnson Speaks at CFTC in Chicago

Christian Johnson, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, spoke to the Chicago office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) on June 18. The CFTC has primary responsibility for regulation of the derivatives markets, one of Johnson’s primary research interests. Johnson focused on the progress of the mandatory […]

In D.C. Presentation to Nigerian Jurists, Johnson Focuses on Roots of Financial Crises

On April 22 and 23, Professor Christian Johnson presented a two-day Program titled “Troubled Asset Resolution – National Economic Objectives” to a group of 30 Nigerian judges, regulators and lawyers in Washington D.C.  The participants included the Chief Justice from the Nigerian Appellate Court and from the Nigerian High Court (their trial level court), representatives from […]