Quinney Law Library Debuts Fordham Digital Collection

June 3, 2015. The Quinney Law Library Digital Collections department is pleased to announce the Jefferson B. Fordham (1905-1994) Digital Collection. The collection contains letters, speeches, articles, and photographs, generously donated by the Fordham family. Fordham, a vocal supporter of individual rights and racial equality, dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s law school from 1952 […]

Scholars to Consider Issue of Corporate Personhood in 31st Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

Should Corporations Be Treated As People Under the U.S. Constitution? What constitutional rights should be afforded to corporations? Supporters of corporate personhood argue that corporations are organizations of people and therefore should not be deprived of their rights under the U.S. Constitution. Opponents counter that the doctrine of corporate personhood allows corporations to wield undue […]

30th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“Be it Resolved: That maintaining sole superpower status is no longer in the best interests of the U.S.” S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom What is United States’ proper role in international affairs?  Advocates of a more humble role for the U.S. argue that American world dominance is unwise and unsustainable. Conversely, to […]

29th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate

“BE IT RESOLVED: Austerity measures are a necessary tactic to deal with a country’s financial crisis” 5:00 p.m. Reception 5:30 p.m., Debate, Sutherland Moot Courtroom University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Economic experts continue to debate the effectiveness of austerity measures.  Proponents argue that austerity is essential for cutting deficits and restoring financial […]

Fordham Debate 2012

28th Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate Monday, February 6, 2012 S. J. Quinney College of Law Sutherland Moot Courtroom Download the event program Resolution: Be it resolved that the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Read the complete story on today.law.utah.edu […]