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George to Be Honored for Her Work Helping Victims of Sexual Violence at April 3 Ceremony

Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to receive a Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) award for the work she has done to help victims of sexual violence in the state of Utah. In particular, the award recognizes George’s efforts on behalf of refugee […]

George to Speak at Harvard Law School April 7, 2015

Professor Erika George is to speak at Harvard Law School on April 7, 2015. Her lecture is titled “Incorporating Rights: The Role of Lawyers in Business and the Human Rights Movement.” Click here for more Information »

The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

By Liza Bacon and Gabrielle Barker for On February 12, 2014, the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Social Justice Student Initiative were honored to welcome Veteran Fire Captain Fernando Rivero for “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” The event was widely attended by over 200 attendees that […]

Student Event on Human Trafficking Draws Large Audience and Local Media

College of Law students Nubia Peña, Founder and President, and Board Members Brit Merril, Liza Bacon, Gabrielle Barker, Caitlin Mckelvie, Briana Allen, Dominica Dela Cruz, Krystaly Koch, and Melissa Moeinvaziri, of the Social Justice Student Initiative, filled the Moot Courtroom for their event, “The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah.” Watch the event archive » Read […]

The Invisible Crime: Human Trafficking in Utah

12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Sutherland Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law Human trafficking has often been referred to as “the invisible crime.” This crisis masks itself in legality by existing on the streets of Salt Lake in businesses that rarely cause suspicion. What occurs behind closed doors, however, is far more alarming and darker […]

George’s paper on Business and Human Rights among SSRN’s Top 10

Professor Erika George’s paper, “Commentary on the OHCHR’S Study on Domestic Law Remedies: Corporate Liability for Gross Human Rights Abuses,” was recently listed on SSRN’s Top Ten download list for CGN: Corporate Social Responsibility/Corporate Citizenship. As of January 5, 2015, the paper had been downloaded 16 times. Click here to read the paper.

George Participates in United Nations Human Rights Discussion in Geneva

On September 23-24, 2014, Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Global Justice, participated in a United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expert meeting about remedies for corporate involvement in gross human rights abuses. The meeting was based […]

Prostitution, Child Predators and the Internet

By Ronda Woolston for – Like many facets of life, the advent of the Internet and related technology is changing the sex industry and how child sex predators (hereinafter “predators”) can be tracked down. Prostitutes can now use the Internet not only to advertise their services but also to avoid danger. While predators have found […]

Mallat Delivers Lecture, Publishes Article and Completes Book

In June 2014, Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was elected a member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. In May, he delivered the closing public lecture at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, in Paris. He also published an article, “Al-Manahej al-qanuniyya li-huquq […]

Putting Your Money Where your Morals Are? Information to Curb Conflict and Influence Corporate Conduct

by Erika George – Imagine being able to ensure that the electronic devices we use daily do not fund further violence in a region where rape is routinely used as a weapon of terror in a decades old conflict that has cost millions of lives. Unfortunately, access to information just became more complicated for concerned […]