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September 2020

SJQ Admissions Workshop Series

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 21, 2020

S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  Considering law school but don’t know where to start? Join us for this free webinar series to learn more. The events are open to anyone interested in applying to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Application fee waivers ($60 value) will be given to those who attend. Covered topics include the: JD admission application components and 2020-2021 timelines, Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Letters of Recommendation (LORs), Credential Assembly Service (CAS) Report, Personal Statement, Costs associated…

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COVID-19 and its Impact in Indian Country

September 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:00 p.m., Webinar link opens, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Event start, Zoom webinar link » COVID-19 has ravaged certain Tribal communities. American Indians suffer high rates of various underlying health conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and obesity) that increase the risk of severe complications from COVID-19. Tribal communities also face other challenges that make it difficult to combat COVID-19, such as food and water insecurity. The Navajo Nation has been particularly impacted with 8,639 positive cases…

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The POWER Act: How You Can Make a Difference

September 29 @ 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 CLE webinar hosted by the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah 12:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » Intended to promote pro bono services and empower domestic violence survivors, the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act was passed on September 4, 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a worldwide surge in domestic violence. Now, more than ever, it is important for attorneys to step up and provide much needed legal services to domestic violence survivors.…

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Dean’s Book Review – September 2020

September 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 Webinar Link » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. The book to be reviewed will be, Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism by Laura E. Gomez. This book was selected because September is National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage month. Inventing Latinos: A New Story of American Racism is a timely and groundbreaking argument that all Americans must grapple with Latinos’ dynamic racial identity—because it impacts everything we…

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October 2020

Do You See What I See? The Science and Law of Eyewitness Identifications

October 9 @ 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 » An eyewitness identification of a defendant can be powerful and persuasive evidence. At the same time, the majority of wrongful convictions involve a mistaken eyewitness identification. Professor Louisa Heiny of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the Honorable Richard McKelvie of the Third District Court will discuss the admissibility of eyewitness identification evidence under Utah Rule of Evidence 617; how stress, fear, race, and other factors may…

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Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide on the Environment

October 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:00 p.m., Webinar link opens, 12:15 p.m., Event start, Zoom Webinar Link  » Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy. While rural Americans express support for natural resource conservation, they and their elected officials often voice less support for existing federal environmental policies and…

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37th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Can We End Partisan Gerrymandering? 6:30 – Debate 7:30 – Q&A 6:30-8:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » In recent decades, state legislators have increasingly engaged in gerrymandering, drawing legislative districts in order to shape election outcomes and favor one political party over another. The Supreme Court has ruled that courts cannot address partisan gerrymandering, leaving the regulation of gerrymandering to the states. Some states have created independent commissions to draw district lines, but the legality of these commissions is also in question. Election…

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Dean’s Book Review – October 2020

October 20 @ 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 Webinar Link (coming soon) » Please join Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner for her monthly dean’s book review. This month's book will be focused on National Disability Awareness month and will be announced soon.   SUBSCRIBE to the S.J. Quinney College of Law event lists to stay current on upcoming College of Law events. You may unsubscribe at anytime.

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Practicing Law and Parenting during the Pandemic

October 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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  A College of Law CLE Webinar 12:00-1:00 p.m., Zoom webinar link » Practicing law always has challenges.  Likewise, parenting presents a number of trials. Throw in a pandemic and what is the lawyer parent supposed to do? Parents are trying to figure out how to work at home, what to do about childcare, how to keep kids engaged, how to homeschool, and how to plan for uncertainty.  Two of our alumni will talk about these challenges. Panelists: Doug Fadel,…

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Lake Powell Pipeline and Northern Corridor Highway: Do we need them?

October 29 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:00, Webinar link opens, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Event start, Zoom webinar link  » Paul Van Dam, former Utah Attorney General, will address two major projects of concern in southern Utah that affect all Utahns. The Lake Powell Pipeline would move over 82,000 ac-ft of water to Washington County, a county that uses over 300 gallons per capita per day and would cost all Utahns by tying up state money that could go to other needs.…

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November 2020

16th Annual Stegner Center Young Scholar Lecture – Karen Bradshaw

November 11 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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Wildlife as Property Owners 12:00 p.m., Webinar link opens, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Event start, Zoom webinar link » Existing legal solutions to stem catastrophic biodiversity loss are failing. Could the answer to saving plants and animals rest in property law? Securing habitat through trusts allows animals to own the land they live on, as participants in the system of property. This surprisingly bi-partisan solution answers some of the most pressing land concerns in the West.   Karen Bradshaw, Professor of Law…

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Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium – The Law & Ethics of Medical Research

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 20, 2020

S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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  9:00-11:45 a.m., Zoom Webinar Link » The 2020-2021 Utah Law Review, in cooperation with the S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences, will convene a two-day webinar symposium exploring “The Law and Ethics of Medical Research.” On November 13, leading scholars from across the country will join us for two panel discussions: “Medical Research as Public Health Initiative” and “Sharing Medical Research Data: Privacy and Confidentiality.” On November 20, a second set of distinguished scholars…

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January 2021

Re-Bisoning The West

January 21, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag   12:15-1:15 p.m., Kurt Repanshek traces the history of bison from their near extinction to present-day efforts to bring them back to the landscape—and the biological, political, and cultural hurdles confronting these efforts. Repanshek explores Native Americans’ relationships with bison and presents a forward-thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems. Read more »   1-hour CLE (pending). Free and open to the public.   Kurt Repanshek is…

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February 2021

Using Executive Fiat for Conservation or Destruction: From Roosevelt to Trump

February 11, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:15-1:15 p.m., Just over a century after President Theodore Roosevelt left the West Wing in 1909, another Republican, Donald Trump, moved in. The contrasts between Roosevelt and Trump are many. Roosevelt is viewed as one of the greatest conservation Presidents in the nation’s history with a deep respect for science, while Trump has been billed as the worst, with a palpable disdain for science. Yet several parallels can be drawn as well. Both Roosevelt…

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Vision and Place: John Wesley Powell and Reimagining the Colorado River Basin

February 18, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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A Wallace Stegner Center Green Bag 12:15-1:15 p.m., The climate change-stricken Colorado River Basin not only provides water to forty-million people, including along Utah’s Wasatch Front. It also contains ancestral homelands of 29 Native American tribes as well as pervasive, sublime public lands such as Grand Canyon National Park. Vision & Place: John Wesley Powell & Reimagining the Colorado River Basin—a recent volume commemorating the historic 1869 Powell Expedition’s sesquicentennial—explores the basin’s past, present, and future. A panel of authors…

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March 2021

Wallace Stegner Center 26th Annual Symposium – “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?”

March 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 26, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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The Wallace Stegner Center’s 26th annual symposium on “The Plastics Paradox: Societal Boon or Environmental Bane?” to be held on Thursday to Friday, March 25-26, 2020, will explore the role of plastics in the modern world; the environmental impacts of plastic production, use, and disposal; and the ongoing debate about the need, viability, and desirability of alternatives to plastics. The symposium will include presentations about the history of plastic and both its benefits and costs, and legal issues surrounding plastics…

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June 2021

4th International Conference On The End of Life

June 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
S. J. Quinney College of Law, 383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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4th International Conference On The End of Life: Law, Ethics and Policy Practice University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Agenda and details coming soon. Registration opens Summer 2020.     Things to do in Utah Visit Utah Visit Salt Lake City   History of the ICEL The first conference was held in Brisbane, Australia in 2014. It was co-hosted by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research with the Dalhousie Health Law Institute (Canada) and the Tsinghua Medical…

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