Faculty

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0FacultySkibine, AlexanderProfessorAdministrative Law, Constitutional Law, Indian Law, Torts
0FacultyHessick, AndyProfessorAdministrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Remedies
0FacultyMallat, ChibliPresidential Professor, ProfessorConstitutional Law, European Law, Global Justice Reform, Human Rights, International Law, Middle East Law
0FacultyRosky, CliffordProfessorConstitutional Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Gender
0FacultyGeorge, ErikaProfessorBusiness, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Ethics, Gender, Human Rights, International Law, Race and Law
0FacultyTeter, MichaelAssociate ProfessorAdministrative Law, Constitutional Law, Legislation
0FacultyKeiter, RobertDistinguished ProfessorAdministrative Law, Climate Change, Constitutional Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources, Public Lands
0FacultyMcCormack, WayneProfessorCivil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Counterterrorism, International Law

News and Events

Is the Supreme Court a supreme failure? Provocative legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky to visit the U on Feb. 4 to speak on ‘50 Years of the Constitution.’

Erwin Chemerinsky, a controversial critic of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb. 4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture. The lecture will explore how changes in society and in the court’s ideology have produced major shifts in some constitutional areas, while others have remained remarkably unchanged.

Cassell elected to American Law Institute

Professor Paul Cassell today was elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. “I’m very excited to be able to play a small part in the ALI’s law reform efforts, including the model penal code and related efforts,” […]

McCormack authors op-ed on state’s rights in The Salt Lake Tribune

On January 16, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Wayne McCormack authored an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Battle over states’ rights? We’ve been here many times before.” It might be helpful to realize that anti-federalism is a phenomenon that comes around just about once every generation. Even though the “states’ rights” […]

Cassell comments on POTUS Executive Order on background checks for gun purchases

Professor Paul Cassell was quoted in the Deseret News in a January 5, 2016 story titled, “Gun show owners unclear what Obama orders mean for buyers, sellers.” University of Utah law professor Paul Cassell said at least a couple of Obama’s executive orders on guns appear “extremely problematic” and that he expects lawsuits over them. […]

Cassell comments in New York Post on controversial Scalia remarks

Professor Paul Cassell commented in a New York Post story titled, “Justice Scalia draws rebukes for comments about black students.” “I just think he’s a pull-no-punches kind of guy,” said Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and former Scalia clerk who also served as a federal judge. “He’s also got a very sharp mind […]

Baughman Interviewed by ABC4 about NSA Bulk Surveillance Program

Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by ABC4 in a story titled, “Time runs out on controversial NSA bulk surveillance program.” “It’s not really going to stop their ability to obtain phone numbers, even conversations of individuals they worry are suspected terrorists. But, it will stop them from collecting bulk data from average Americans as they […]

Scholars to Consider Issue of Corporate Personhood in 31st Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

Should Corporations Be Treated As People Under the U.S. Constitution? What constitutional rights should be afforded to corporations? Supporters of corporate personhood argue that corporations are organizations of people and therefore should not be deprived of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Opponents counter that the doctrine of corporate personhood allows corporations to wield undue […]

31st Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“Be it resolved: Corporations should not be considered people under the U.S. Constitution.” 5:30: Reception 6:00 – 7:30: Debate The Fordham Debate is named in honor of Professor Jefferson B. Fordham, an outstanding legal scholar and defender of individual and civil rights who joined the University of Utah College of Law faculty in 1972. The annual […]

Reading Hobby Lobby narrowly

By Leslie Francis reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog   I write this post with more than a little trepidation; I’m as unhappy as anyone about what the Court made of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week.  Nonetheless, given the current state of play, I’ve tried to see whether there are any ways to try to limit the […]

Skibine Wins Award for Paper at Sovereignty Symposium

Alexander Skibine, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently won the Rudolph Hargrave Prize, which is awarded to the faculty who submits the best scholarly article at the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s Sovereignty Symposium. Skibine’s paper is titled Constitutionalism, Federal Common Law, and the Inherent Powers of Indian Tribes. […]