Law & Politics

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Award-winning author, activist Cory Doctorow to discuss privacy and surveillance at the U

March 29, 2016

  Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist Cory Doctorow will speak at the U’s Gould Auditorium in the Marriott Library in a talk titled “Security, Privacy, and Surveillance: Damn Right You Have Something to Hide (And Everything to Fear)” on April 5 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, […]

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What are the consequences of inequality?

March 23, 2016

The past 100 years saw unprecedented growth in equality within the United States. As women gained the right to vote, as black Americans gained civil rights and liberties, as gay and lesbian men and women gained the right to marry and as the nation elected its first black president, many would argue the U.S. has […]


Better protections needed for migrant women trapped in abusive situations

March 8, 2016

A new set of recommendations developed by researchers at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to better protect migrant women from domestic violence and sexual assault. The recommendations are a part of a new study released today, titled “Prevention and Protection Partnerships: Empowerment Through Rights Education,” which explores the vulnerabilities and […]

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Mitt Romney to speak at University of Utah on the state of the 2016 presidential race

March 2, 2016

Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney will address students at a March 3 forum sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the state of the 2016 presidential race.  The forum will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Edgar J. Thompson Music Hall at the David Gardner Hall Building, 1375 Presidents Circle.  The event […]

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University of Utah Law Professor Paul Cassell asks President Obama to commute sentence in Weldon Angelos Case

February 9, 2016

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence of Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was sentenced to 55 years in prison in 2004 in connection with selling marijuana. In a letter sent to Obama today, Cassell, a former federal judge who […]