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Dismantling school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of U symposium

January 27, 2016

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Jan. 30 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend.   The symposium comes in the aftermath of a report issued by the law school’s […]


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Longtime senator and U alum Robert Bennett to be inducted into Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame

January 26, 2016

The Hinckley Institute of Politics will induct former Sen. Robert Bennett into the Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame on Jan. 27. The Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame honors distinguished individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to politics and public service in Utah. Bennett, who graduated from the University of Utah with a […]


Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and vice president for government relations at the University of Utah.

Jason Perry named director of U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics

January 15, 2016

The University of Utah today named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. In addition to becoming the venerable institute’s fifth director, Perry will continue to serve as the University of Utah’s vice president for government relations. University of Utah President David W. Pershing emphasized that the dual role will be […]


U 2016 commencement speaker Anne-Marie Slaughter will explore ideas for the future of work and family.

Work-life thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter to deliver U’s 2016 commencement address

January 12, 2016

University of Utah President David W. Pershing and the Board of Trustees announced today that Princeton professor, foreign policy expert and work-life balance thought leader Anne-Marie Slaughter, will deliver the university’s general commencement address on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Slaughter became one of the country’s most talked about writers after she published an in-depth and […]


Public Land

U researchers: Federal lands takeover won’t help state obtain mineral resources

December 9, 2015

If states overcome long odds to prevail in their efforts to take over public lands from the federal government, states would not obtain significant mineral resources — a factor that could hobble the state’s economy, a new analysis released from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s […]


Precision Medicine

Frontiers in Precision Medicine to explore changing landscape of biomedicine and law

December 1, 2015

Several University of Utah departments are teaming up to sponsor a groundbreaking symposium on the intersection of law and biomedicine, as health policy related to the disciplines of biotechnology and bioethics continues to rapidly change. At the symposium on Dec. 3-4, the S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences will pair […]


State and federal agencies are working together through a new initiative sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program designed to help people collaborate on issues related to environmental and natural resources.

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Can improved collaboration resolve environmental disputes in the west?

November 23, 2015

A new 3-part initiative launched this month by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program aims to support the use of collaboration by agencies working on environmental and natural resource issues in the west. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program has quietly […]


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Utah Board of Regents approves U’s new Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences

November 13, 2015

The state Board of Regents today granted permanent approval of the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. The move positions the center at the University of Utah to offer permanent resources and academic support on issues tied to improving the law as it relates to the rapidly evolving […]


U law students participate in “Religious Freedom in a Changing World” symposium

November 7, 2015

Religious freedom: It’s a topic that has received intense national attention in recent months, following the actions of Kentucky Court Clerk Kim Davis —who refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs. Davis spent five days in jail after ignoring a court order that she issue marriage licenses to all […]


Abby Dizon-Maughan

S.J. Quinney alumna Abby Dizon-Maughan honored for her work by the NAACP

November 6, 2015

Growing up in Kearns, Utah, Abby Dizon-Maughan always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. When the inevitable, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” question arose, a job in the legal field was always on the forefront of her mind. Her first experience in the legal field came when she turned […]