Law & Politics


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 […]

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

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

  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, […]

What are the consequences of inequality?

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]