“The Constitution and Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump” subject of 53rd Annual William H. Leary Lecture on March 6

Since the U.S. Supreme Court has become increasingly conservative under the administration of President Donald Trump, speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade —the landmark decision n 1973 that made abortion legal in all 50 states —has become a hot-button political issue. In Utah in particular, many issues tied to reproductive justice are before […]

Is the Supreme Court a supreme failure? Provocative legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky to visit the U on Feb. 4 to speak on ‘50 Years of the Constitution.’

Erwin Chemerinsky, a controversial critic of the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb. 4 as part of the 50th Annual Leary Lecture. The lecture will explore how changes in society and in the court’s ideology have produced major shifts in some constitutional areas, while others have remained remarkably unchanged.

48th Annual Leary Lecture – The Endless Battle for State Immigration Crimes

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom, For a century and a half, states have fought Congress for the power to control authorized and unauthorized migration. The immigrant stream continues to change the demographics of the nation, and immigration’s economic effects are debated in the middle of a tough job market. In this context, […]

Leary Lecture: Michele Bratcher Goodwin

The New Reproductive Battlefront: Law, Medicine, & The Cultural Politics of Pregnancy Women’s reproduction dominates recent political platforms and debates.  However, relatively little attention has focused on the criminal policing targeted at pregnant women across America.  Since the late 1980s, state legislatures have enacted punitive feticide laws that ostensibly apply to a broad range of […]

2011 Leary Lecture with Kenji Yoshino

Same-Sex Marriage on Trial: Reading the Prop 8 Litigation Sutherland Moot Courtroom S.J. Quinney College of Law Free and open to the public Free parking in the Rice-Eccles Stadium lot. One hour CLE  Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU School of Law.  He was educated at Harvard […]