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Professor Leslie Francis co-authors Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece about reproductive health based on new book

Jun 13, 2024

Professor Leslie Francis, an expert in medical ethics, co-authored an opinion piece in The Salt Lake Tribune with her husband, Professor John G. Francis, on the right to interstate movement.

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Professor James Holbrook celebrates 50 years as a Utah Law alum

Jun 11, 2024

Clinical Professor James Holbrook recently celebrated his 50th year as a graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Now an inducted member of the Golden Gavel society, he is also a recent recipient of the Alumni of the Year award, which he received at the Alumni Awards ceremony April 12.

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Professor Nancy McLaughlin speaks to Wall Street Journal about Mar-a-Lago easements

Jun 07, 2024

Professor Nancy McLaughlin, an expert on conservation easements, spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the easements on the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., owned by former President Donald Trump.

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Professor Chris Peterson quoted in Bloomberg article about Walmart mispricing issue

Jun 03, 2024

Professor Chris Peterson, an expert in consumer finance, was quoted in a Bloomberg article about an internal system failure that caused mispricing, with some goods being sold at incorrect lower prices and others at higher prices.

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Humans at SJQ: Meet the students, alumni, and faculty we’ve featured in 2023-2024

May 29, 2024

The S.J. Quinney College of Law has a wonderful community that includes a wide variety of people, each with their own story of what drew them to the legal field. Here are some of the amazing Humans at SJQ that we featured this year.

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Associate Dean and LABS Director Teneille Brown shares passion for researching and expanding student opportunities

May 21, 2024

Teneille Brown, associate dean for research and faculty development and the director of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences (LABS), recalls first becoming interested in healthcare law when she was seven and her sister had several open-heart surgeries for a congenital heart defect.

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Professor Paul Cassell quoted by national media about Department of Justice Boeing Max prosecution decision

May 15, 2024

Professor Paul Cassell is quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national publications about the Department of Justice’s May 14 court filing, which ruled that Boeing breached the terms of a federal government settlement to resolve a charge linked to the deadly crashes of two 737 Max aircraft.

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Utah Law faculty updates: April 2024

May 13, 2024

Each month, we share notable updates—including presentations, publications, panels, and other accomplishments—from Utah Law faculty members.

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Pro Bono Initiative Director Caisa Royer interviewed on U Rising podcast about PBI efforts

May 07, 2024

Dr. Caisa Royer, director of the Pro Bono Initiative, was recently interviewed on the U Rising podcast about the Pro Bono Initiative’s (PBI) 13 legal advice sites throughout the Salt Lake valley and how students and alumni can get involved.

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Professor Daniel Aaron and 2L Avery Emery co-author JAMA article and Deseret News op-ed

May 03, 2024

Associate Professor Daniel Aaron, an expert in tort and health law, and 2L Avery Emery recently co-authored an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) entitled “U.S. Supreme Court Limits on the Power of U.S. Health Agencies.” They also collaborated on an opinion editorial for the Deseret News.

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Professor Jeff Schwartz recognized for writing top-10 corporate and securities law article

Apr 26, 2024

Professor Jeff Schwartz, an expert in securities law, was recognized for the article “Corporate Democracy and the Intermediary Voting Dilemma” (102 Tex. L. Rev. 1 (2023)), written with Professor Jill E. Fisch of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The article was named one of the top 10 articles in corporate and securities law in 2023 from a list of about 400 by the Corporate Practice Commentator.

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Professor Chris Peterson testifies before Congress about Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reporting

Apr 25, 2024

Professor Chris Peterson, a consumer finance expert, testified before Congress on April 16, 2024, in a hearing that focused on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) consumer protection work.

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College of Law remembers Professor Emeritus Bill Lockhart

Apr 22, 2024

Professor Emeritus William (Bill) J. Lockhart, who taught at S.J. Quinney College of Law for nearly 50 years, passed away April 16, 2024, at age 90.

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Utah Law faculty updates: March 2024

Apr 19, 2024

Each month, we share notable updates—including presentations, publications, panels, and other accomplishments—from Utah Law faculty members.

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Professor Paul Cassell featured in national media about Boeing 737 Max crash victims case

Apr 15, 2024

Professor Paul Cassell, an expert in criminal and civil justice, was quoted in The Seattle Times and Business Insider about a criminal case against Boeing. Cassell is representing the families of victims of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

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Professor Amos Guiora featured in local media for efforts to halt abuse within the Utah National Guard

Apr 09, 2024

Professor Amos Guiora, an expert in complicity law and the director of the Bystander Initiative, was featured in Salt Lake Tribune and KUTV articles about his new partnership with the Utah National Guard to report and investigate abuse.

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Professor Brigham Daniels interviewed by media about endangered bird and its impact on Great Salt Lake conservation efforts

Apr 04, 2024

Professor Brigham Daniels, director of the Great Salt Lake Project, was recently interviewed by The Salt Lake Tribune and ABC4 about the petition to protect the Wilson’s phalarope, a shorebird, under the Endangered Species Act.

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Professor Chris Peterson interviewed by KUER about Utah’s new Olympic bid

Apr 03, 2024

Professor Chris Peterson, an expert in consumer finance, was recently interviewed by Utah’s public radio station, KUER, about what Utah’s new Olympic bid means for taxpayers.

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Research Professor Danya Rumore quoted in The Atlantic about conflict resolution research and new Utah DEI law

Apr 02, 2024

Research Professor Danya Rumore was quoted in an article in The Atlantic about Utah’s new Equal Opportunity Initiatives law and how it affects universities.

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Understanding the petition to list the Wilson’s phalarope

Mar 28, 2024

Today, a number of environmental groups filed a petition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service asking the federal government to list Wilson’s phalarope as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The purpose of this brief analysis is to explain the significance of the petition to policy makers and Utah’s public and to provide thoughts about the best approach for the state to take regarding the petition.

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Utah Law announces new Alexander Zeev Guiora Bystander Initiative Award

Mar 20, 2024

It was after his father’s death in 2015 that Professor Amos Guiora learned that Zeev Guiora, a highly regarded psychology, psychiatry, and linguistics professor, was an extraordinary mentor to a wide range of students worldwide.

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