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Carissa Hessick comments on Arizona’s SB1070, crime statistics

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Carissa Hessick commented on the impacts of Arizona’s SB1070, seen as a hard-line approach to immigration. The Arizona Republic story titled, “Fact Check: Did SB 1070 reduce crime in Arizona?,” addresses unsubstantiated claims of benefit. University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick, who has analyzed the impact of SB 1070 said it […]

Hessick authors child pornography op-ed in The New York Times

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Carissa Hessick published an op-ed in the January 27, 2016 edition of The New York Times titled, “Law Enforcement Alone Shouldn’t Decide When to Use a Pornography Website to Snare Predators.” Hessick addresses the legality of the operation of a child pornography website by the FBI to ensnare predators. […]

Hessick Quoted on Controversy Surrounding Shaken Baby Syndrome Diagnosis

September 15, 2015, Professor Carissa Hessick was interview by Fox13 News about the controversy surrounding the changing diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome and the impacts on prosecutions. “Shaken Baby Syndrome has become very controversial in the legal field,” said Carissa Byrne Hassick, a law professor at the University of Utah. “There’s no doubt that child abuse is […]

Study Ranks College of Law #35 Among Top-Cited Law Faculties

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is tied for 35th place among U.S. law schools for the scholarly impact of its faculty. A new study, “The Scholarly Impact of Law School Faculties in 2015,” estimates the impact of a law faculty by calculating the mean and median of total law journal citations […]

C. Hessick Quoted on Juvenile Justice in Teen Murder Case

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an Associate Press article, “Class studies teen murder case, questions juvenile justice.” The article is receiving national media attention. The case comes as the national landscape shifts somewhat for juvenile offenders, said Carissa Hessick, a professor of […]

C. Hessick to Serve as Scholar-in-Residence, Participate in National Symposium

Professor Carissa Hessick has been invited to serve as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Dayton School of Law this week. In connection with that invitation, Professor Hessick will be giving a speech to law students, presenting a paper at a faculty workshop, and meeting with faculty and students at the University of Dayton Law […]

Carissa Hessick to Speak at Yale Law Library

The Yale Law Library will be hosting a book talk on Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick’s recent book, Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy (NYU 2014). The talk, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, will feature Professor Hessick and her co-editor, Professor G. Jack Chin (UC Davis Law). Their book explores the […]

Carissa Hessick to present at NYU Colloquium

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be presenting her new paper, Towards a Theory of Mitigation, at the NYU Criminal Law Theory Colloquium on Monday, February 23. Professor Hessick’s paper advances a pluralistic theory of mitigation. Her previous publications on the topic of sentencing mitigation […]

Carissa Hessick Elected to Serve on Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently elected to serve as a member of the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association Board of Trustees. This association is a non-profit organization that is appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants in criminal matters in Salt Lake […]

Downtown CLE: Johnson v. United States

Johnson v. United States and the Evolving Void for Vagueness Doctrine 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Snow, Christensen & Martineau (10 Exchange Place, SLC 84111) For years, the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts have struggled to decide which crimes qualify as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. The ACCA defines a […]