Law & Politics

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

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 […]


LEED-er of the pack

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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 […]


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

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

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 […]


New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

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

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

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 […]


Students Compete for $10K in Annual Speech Contest

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 […]