Law & Politics

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LEED-er of the pack

August 29, 2016

The University of Utah this week will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the art law school by announcing the facility has been awarded a prestigious LEED platinum designation by the by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is an acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The […]


Unveiling event of the University of Utah's new Thomas S. Monson Center.

University of Utah unveils new Thomas S. Monson Center at newly renovated Enos A. Wall Mansion

August 24, 2016

The University of Utah today unveiled the newly refurbished Enos A. Wall Mansion at an event commemorating the reopening of this historic building. The structure, in the heart of Salt Lake City, has been renamed the Thomas S. Monson Center after the current president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Monson is […]


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Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

July 20, 2016

At a time when reports of sexual assault in the U.S. military continue to receive national attention, military attorneys who regularly handle such cases in military court will receive advanced training at a two-week seminar scheduled at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The Army Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Sexual Assault Trial […]


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University of Utah research: Transfer of federal lands to states would make Endangered Species Act compliance more expensive and difficult

June 29, 2016

New research from the University of Utah finds that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, would make Endangered Species Act compliance more difficult by increasing compliance costs and lengthening the time required to obtain project approvals. In a new study published […]


State school board candidates face off

June 3, 2016

From establishing student testing to assessing curriculum standards, decisions made by the Utah State School Board directly affect the state’s 643,000 public school students, their families, teachers and administrators. Seven of eight school board positions up for election will involve a primary this year. As a result, the Utah Association of Public charter Schools, Hinckley […]


Photo by Sarah May, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

May 17, 2016

Four years after Congress created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as a tool to help the American public recover from scars left by the economic collapse of the Great Recession, new research from University of Utah law professor Christopher L. Peterson evaluates the agency’s performance and effectiveness as consumer financial civil law enforcement agency […]


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University of Utah law student charts impressive path of public service on journey to graduation

May 12, 2016

Nubia Peña grew up as the daughter of a single parent in Philadelphia, watching as her mother worked several jobs to provide for their family of five. As a young immigrant from Mexico adjusting to life in the U.S., Peña knew a path to success wasn’t going to be easy in her early years, but […]


NOBEL LAUREATE VISITS UNIVERSITY OF UTAH TO DISCUSS ETHICS

April 18, 2016

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver the lecture “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on April 22, 2016. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of […]


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Students Compete for $10K in Annual Speech Contest

April 7, 2016

In honor of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens’s public speaking skills, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host their second annual speech contest, HIP Talks. These campus-wide events are open to all U students who want to contribute their powerful words to the U’s legacy. Registration and attendance are free, so […]


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University of Utah law students organize 100-mile spirit run to support dean’s goal of 100 percent bar passage, employment placement

April 1, 2016

After months of training, Robert Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will hit the trail on April 8 in southern Utah to run a 100-mile ultra marathon in support of law school education. On April 7, law students and other members of the University of Utah community will send-off Adler with a […]