Schwartz Discusses New Stock Trading System on KUER

On June 11, 2015, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz was interviewed by KUER 90.1 about Overstock.com’s Cryptobond stock trading system. Touted by Overstock.com as a technology that reinvents the way people buy and sell stocks, Cryptobond will first have to clear significant regulatory hurdles, according to Schwartz: “This type […]

U Law Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Mineral” Debate

University of Utah News Center May 28, 2015– On June 1, companies across the U.S. will provide reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission documenting whether the products they manufacture contain minerals mined in Congo —an area known to force people to mine for minerals amid armed conflict and human rights abuses. It’s only the […]

Schwartz quoted in Wall Street Journal on Conflict Minerals

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Jeff Schwartz was quoted in the May 19, 2015 edition of the Wall Street Journal in a story titled, “EU Readies for Vote on Conflict Minerals” “If the goal of the reports is to expose these companies that have problematic sourcing practices to the public, I would argue that […]

Schwartz Posts Paper on Conflict Minerals

On January 11, 2015, Professor Jeff Schwartz posted a paper titled, The Conflict Minerals Experiment. Download the full paper here » Abstract:  In Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank, Congress instructed the SEC to draft rules that would require public companies to report annually on whether their products contain certain Congolese minerals. This unprecedented legislation and the SEC rulemaking that followed […]

Schwartz Signs onto Comment Letter to HHS

Jeff Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently signed onto a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Department of Health and Human Services. The letter, authored by a group of law professors, comments on the “impact of corporate law on free exercise […]

Hornok, ’14 publishes paper titled, “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public”

Jonathan Hornok, a 2014 College of Law graduate, will publish his paper title “The Alternative Investment Market: Helping Small Enterprises Grow Public” in the Ohio State Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. The paper was written as part of Hornok’s directed research for Professor Jeff Schwartz’s Securities Law seminar. Read the paper »

Schwartz presents paper, “The Corporatization of Personhood”

Professor Jeff Schwartz presented a paper titled, “The Corporatization of Personhood,” at the Law & Society Association conference in Minneapolis May 29- June 1, and the National Business Law Scholars Conference in Los Angeles, June 19-20. Read the abstract and paper »

Modern Securities Litigation and Halliburton

The Supreme Court’s Ruling in Halliburton Could Slash Securities Class Actions S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 107 The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund on March 5, 2014. At stake in this case is whether the longstanding “fraud-on-the-market presumption” will survive in securities class actions. This […]

March 17 College of Law Panel to Discuss the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Halliburton and the Possible End of Securities Class Actions

On March 5, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund. At stake is whether the longstanding “fraud-on-the-market presumption” will survive in securities class actions. Supporters argue that this form of litigation provides a necessary check on corporate misconduct, while critics charge that it is a […]

Improving the Law, Past, Present, and Future: A Century and Counting of Engaged Scholarship

Join the College of Law in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom to learn about and salute the College of Law’s century of influential legal scholarship as service. This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested. 12:00- Lunch 12:15- Introduction 12:20- Keynote -A history of Utah Law Scholarship and the influence of […]