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Utah Law faculty members weigh in on the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade

Jun 30, 2022

On June 24th, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States officially reversed Roe v. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion no longer exists […]

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Professor Christina Koningisor wins award for outstanding scholarship

Jun 16, 2022

Associate Professor Christina Koningisor recently received the Reidenberg-Kerr Award for Outstanding Scholarship by a Junior Scholar from the Privacy Law Scholars Conference. This award is […]

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Professor Leslie Francis and recent Utah Law grad present at ELSIcon2022

Jun 06, 2022

Professor Leslie Francis discussed “Disability Justice and Precision Medicine Across the Lifespan: Towards a Future of Equity and Access” as a speaker for ELSIcon2022. This […]

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Professor Shima Baughman interviewed by Newsy about bail reform

May 18, 2022

Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by Newsy’s The Why about bail reform. Watch the 6 minute clip here.

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Professor John Ruple invited to White House meeting to discuss mining reform

May 16, 2022

Professor John Ruple was recently invited to the White House as part of a summit featuring over 20 representatives from states, Tribes, the mining industry, […]

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Professor Paul Cassell to Argue Victims’ Rights Challenge On Behalf Of Boeing 737 Max Crash Victims’ Family Members

Apr 28, 2022

On behalf of 15 families of victims of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes, Paul Cassell, a professor of law at the University of Utah’s […]

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In-class moot court gives students a look at criminal justice system

Apr 28, 2022

On April 6th, Professor Paul Cassell’s Crime Victims’ Rights class looked a little different. In this seminar-style class, time in the classroom usually involves Cassell […]

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Heather Tanana brings crucial Tribal voices to water policy

Apr 18, 2022

When she was in junior high — long before she’d ever heard the term “environmental justice” — Heather Tanana moved with her family from the […]

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Professor Leslie Culver receives Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award

Apr 07, 2022

Professor Leslie Culver recently received the Marcus Garvey Black Star Excellence Award from the University of Utah’s Black Cultural Center. In collaboration with the Black […]

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Professor Cliff Rosky discusses controversial Florida bill banning gender discussion in schools

Mar 10, 2022

Professor Cliff Rosky, an expert in LGBTQ rights, has been featured by multiple media sources discussing Florida’s controversial, recently-passed bill that forbids teachers from initiating […]

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Professor Amos Guiora discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022

Professor Amos Guiora, an expert in foreign relations and conflict, has been featured by multiple media sources discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Biden sent U.S. […]

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Professor Heather Tanana appointed to positions with AALS & ABA

Feb 24, 2022

Research Professor and Stegner Fellow Heather Tanana was recently appointed to the position of secretary for the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Indian […]

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Professor Heather Tanana joins National Climate Assessment team

Feb 04, 2022

Research Professor and Stegner Fellow Heather Tanana was recently appointed to assist the U.S. Global Change Research Program in the creation of their quadrennial report.  […]

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Contreras Elected to American Law Institute

Jan 07, 2022

Jorge Contreras, professor at the College of Law and University of Utah presidential scholar, has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI). Contreras was […]

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Utah Law professors present at AALS Annual Meeting

Jan 04, 2022

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is honored to recognize the many faculty members who will be presenting or leading section meetings at the Association […]

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Professor Paul Cassell Files Victims’ Rights Challenge On Behalf Of Boeing 737 Max Crash Victims’ Family Members

Dec 16, 2021

The challenge argues that Boeing’s deferred prosecution agreement with Department of Justice violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act On behalf of 15 families of victims […]

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Professor Teneille Brown named to new Conviction Integrity Unit

Dec 15, 2021

Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings recently formed a new Conviction Integrity Unit. The purpose of the new unit is to review claims of factual […]

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In Pennsylvania Law Review, Koningisor Examines Migration of Secrecy Protections

Dec 06, 2021

Assistant Professor of Law Christina Koningisor has published a new law review article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Titled “Secrecy Creep,” the article explores the migration […]

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The Wallace Stegner Center and Heather Tanana to receive ABA SEER Awards

Nov 17, 2021

Professor Heather Tanana was selected to receive the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental […]

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Utah Law welcomes new faculty members

Oct 21, 2021

The S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah is pleased to announce the addition of new faculty members: Christina Koningisor, who joins […]

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Professor Leslie Francis receives service award at Utah judicial conference

Oct 04, 2021

Professor Leslie Francis recently received a Service to the Courts Award at the Utah Annual Judicial Conference.  She was recognized for her service representing people […]

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Professor Jorge Contreras forthcoming book featured by The New York Times

Sep 22, 2021

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras‘ forthcoming book, The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns […]

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Professor Paul Cassell takes fight on behalf of Jeffrey Epstein victims to U.S. Supreme Court

Sep 17, 2021

Today College of Law Professor Paul Cassell filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to review whether Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault victims can challenge […]

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University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law DEI Update

Aug 31, 2021

Dear SJQ Community: One of our top goals is to create an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible (IDEA) community at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

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Hallie Jay Pope joins S.J. Quinney to develop the Creative Advocacy Lab; Innovation for Justice partners with David Eccles School of Business.

Aug 24, 2021

August 23, 2021 – The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to welcome Hallie Jay Pope as a visiting associate professor. […]

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Law students aid Professor Contreras in updating important property law resource

Aug 05, 2021

The Utah Real Property Law treatise is an important resource for property law in Utah. With property lawyers across the state relying on this treatise, […]

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Contreras testifies in Senate subcommittee hearing on protecting patent quality

Jul 01, 2021

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras testified before the Senate subcommittee about Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality. Click […]

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George elected to serve on the American Law Institute

Jul 01, 2021

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Erika George was elected as a new member of the American Law Institute. The Institute’s mission […]

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Ruple article on fossil fuel development featured by Environmental Law Reporter

Jun 07, 2021

Posted on September 2, 2020 University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Research Professor John Ruple co-wrote an article with Jamie Gibbs Pluene and […]

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Tanana Authors Report Examining Clean Water Deficits Among Tribes

Apr 28, 2021

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Assistant Professor Heather Tanana was the lead author on a comprehensive analysis recently released by the Colorado […]

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Research from Kronk Warner and Adler Makes Sustainable Development Recommendations

Apr 22, 2021

Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner and Professor Robert Adler recently contributed to “Making America A Better Place for All: Sustainable Development Recommendations for the Biden Administration,” […]

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Erika George Joins Earthjustice Board of Trustees

Apr 21, 2021

George brings a vital array of expertise that is critical to leveraging gaps between human rights and environmental advocacy. San Francisco, CA — Earthjustice is […]

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