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  Oct 21, 2014   |   Last update: August 4, 2014 @ 8:21 am

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College of Law Welcomes Jorge Contreras to Faculty

Jorge L. Contreras has joined the faculty of the University of Utah as an Associate Professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the School of Medicine. Contreras teaches in the areas of intellectual property, law and science, and property law. He has previously served on the law faculties of American University Washington College of Law and Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, Contreras was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced transactional and intellectual property law in Boston, London and Washington DC.

Contreras’s current research focuses, among other things, on the development of technical standards and the use and dissemination of data generated by large-scale scientific … Full Story »

Recent News


Guiora Interviewed by U.S., French Media about Conflict in Gaza

Amos Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed recently about the on-going Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip by the Deseret News and Le Nouvel Observateur.

Upcoming Events

Law Review Symposium 2014

Industry Environment Compliance Conference

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Screenings

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Projects & Centers

History, Ideals, and Global Conflict


by Wayne McCormack
The United States is having severely detrimental effects on the post-Soviet world. This short essay is a sympathetic attempt to bring our society back to its own professed ideals. In most simple terms, those ideals of liberty should lead us to leave people alone except for defensive reasons. “We the People” founded a nation on ideals resting on a moral high ground to which the nation aspired but may never have achieved completely. For a variety of reasons, we the current generation have abandoned those ideals not just to our detriment but to the detriment ... Read More »

Student News

Rising 3L Smurthwaite Presents at IP Conference in Shanghai

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Taylor Smurthwaite, a rising 3L at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law who is currently completing an international law internship in China, recently had the opportunity to present at an IP conference in Shanghai.
“The Sixth Annual Chinese IP Counsel Congress was a crash course in intellectual property, as well as an invaluable networking opportunity,” he wrote in his weekly ... Read More »

Around the College

Library Early Closure

The Law Library will be closing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31 due to a scheduled power outage.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will reopen at our regular time on Friday, August 1 at 8:00 a.m.