Department of Sociology to lead new major in criminology

June 28, 2018

Students passionate about social justice will be able to pursue a criminology degree at the University of Utah beginning this fall. The College of Social and Behavioral Science, through the Department of Sociology, will offer a criminology major that will give students a multidisciplinary understanding of critical issues surrounding crime. The major will help prepare […]

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 […]

University of Utah Alumni Association awards $550,000 in scholarships and honors political attorney and U professor

April 4, 2016

The University of Utah Alumni Association and Young Alumni Board will host the annual Spring Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 6, in the Spence and Cleone Eccles Reception Room at Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower, beginning at 6:30 p.m. U Senior Vice President Ruth Watkins will speak as part of the festivities, which honor two award […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

January 27, 2016

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 […]

U researchers: Federal lands takeover won’t help state obtain mineral resources

December 9, 2015

If states overcome long odds to prevail in their efforts to take over public lands from the federal government, states would not obtain significant mineral resources — a factor that could hobble the state’s economy, a new analysis released from the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah’s […]

Frontiers in Precision Medicine to explore changing landscape of biomedicine and law

December 1, 2015

Several University of Utah departments are teaming up to sponsor a groundbreaking symposium on the intersection of law and biomedicine, as health policy related to the disciplines of biotechnology and bioethics continues to rapidly change. At the symposium on Dec. 3-4, the S.J. Quinney College of Law Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences will pair […]

Can improved collaboration resolve environmental disputes in the west?

November 23, 2015

A new 3-part initiative launched this month by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program aims to support the use of collaboration by agencies working on environmental and natural resource issues in the west. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Environmental Dispute Resolution Program has quietly […]