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Baughman named Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at College of Law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner has appointed Shima Baradaran Baughman as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development. “Shima is an exceptional scholar with great vision.  I am very excited for her leadership moving forward,” said Kronk Warner. Baughman is a professor of criminal law. She is a […]

Baughman co-authors study on prosecutors’ race and class biases

*Reprinted with permission from the University of Arizona. America’s prison populations are disproportionately filled with people of color, but prosecutors’ biases toward defendants’ race and class may not be the primary cause for those disparities, according to new research from the University of Arizona and co-authored by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

Baughman interviewed by Deseret News about Lori Loughlin scandal

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by the Deseret News in a story titled, “University of Utah professor explains why people still love Lori Loughlin despite scandal.”  

Baughman featured in AP Story about high bail amounts

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman was featured in an Associate Press article titled, “Activists bail women out of jail to ensure more happy Mother’s Days.”

Baughman quoted about bail reform in The Denver Post

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman was quoted in The Denver Post about bail reform for minor offenses. She states that there are 200 bail reform bills pending nationwide. The article is titled, Bill eliminating cash bail for minor crimes in Colorado awaits governor’s signature after unanimous support in legislature.

Baughman co-authors new edition of criminal law book

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman recently authored and published the seventh edition of Criminal Law Examples & Explanations with Richard G. Singer and John Q. La Fond. “This book is a tool that’s extremely helpful for new law students,” Baughman said. “We go over hypothetical situations in class, but […]

Media corner: Baughman available to discuss bail reform in wake of historic California decision to abolish cash bail

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark criminal justice bill into law this week, making the state the first to abolish cash bail and moving it toward a system that gives judges discretion to decide who can be released and who must stay in jail pending trial. Shima Baughman, a professor at the University of […]

New research by Baughman explores need to reform bail for those charged with misdemeanors

New research published by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman in the Boston University Law Review this week explores the devastating consequences of incarcerating people who are charged with misdemeanors and are unable to afford bail. Baughman’s research argues that incarcerating defendants who are charged with low-level misdemeanors and who […]

Baughman appears in media on issues related to bail reform

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baughman appeared in the media recently in two separate outlets related to the topic of bail reform. Baughman was quoted in a story by The Deseret News titled, “Poor people are trapped behind bars. How Utah is using an algorithm to get some of them […]

Baughman appears on Top of Mind show to discuss bail issues

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman appeared on BYU Radio’s “Top of Mind” Show with Julie Rose to discuss her new book, The Bail Book.  The book is the first comprehensive analysis on bail in the U.S. since 1970 and comes at a time when efforts to implement widespread […]