Law & Politics

Pamela S. Perlich, director of demographic research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, discusses a new policy brief that makes projects about Utah's economic and demographic growth over the next 50 years.

Utah: Getting a glimpse of the future

October 25, 2016

Increased life expectancy and lower mortality rates will dramatically change the demographic make-up of Utah over the next 50 years—best reflected, perhaps, in one statistic from a new policy brief from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That finding: The number of centenarians in the state is projected to increase from 337 in 2015 to […]


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New solar canopy at University of Utah bolsters energy efficiency on campus

October 7, 2016

The University of Utah will officially “flip the switch” to unveil a new solar parking canopy in the southwest corner of campus designed to save energy and serve as part of a broader sustainability plan. A short explanation of the solar canopy project will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct.7, at the structure, […]


KUED and the Hinckley Institute of Politics have launched a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

KUED, Hinckley Institute of Politics launch new weekly series

September 29, 2016

KUED is launching a new weekly half-hour public affairs series in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at The University of Utah. “The Hinckley Report,” airing Fridays at 7:30 p.m., features host Jason Perry, director of the Hinckley Institute and University of Utah vice president for government relations, with a rotating panel of Utah […]


Christopher L. Peterson, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, speaks to the Utah State Bar on May 17, 2016 about his new report, "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review."

University of Utah researcher: Trump University lawsuits lay groundwork for potential impeachment of Donald Trump

September 20, 2016

As the presidential race continues to heat up, a new legal analysis released today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why there is a legally sufficient case to impeach Republican nominee Donald Trump under the U.S. Constitution on charges related to fraud and racketeering for prior conduct if he […]


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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 […]


Public Land

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 […]


Christopher L. Peterson, a professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, speaks to the Utah State Bar on May 17, 2016 about his new report, "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Law Enforcement: An Empirical Review."

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 […]