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  Jul 30, 2014   |   Last update: July 29, 2014 @ 3:40 pm

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Craig Article, Presentation on Sustainability Draw Attention

An article co-written by Robin Craig, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and Melinda Harm Benson, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico, has drawn attention from the media, the blogosphere, and the public, and has been published in the print and on-line editions of the magazine Ensia.

The article argues that “The time has come for us to collectively reexamine — and ultimately move past — the concept of sustainability,” and invokes public policy and science to support its claim.  It is available here.

In addition, Craig and Benson’s recent webinar on the subject, presented by the Environmental Law Institute, drew 129 participants, including representatives from government regulatory agencies and the media. 

Recent News

Paul Cassell

Cassell Interviewed by KSL, SL Tribune

Paul Cassell, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by KSL 5 and The Salt Lake Tribune about his defense of a former West Valley City police detective who was charged with manslaughter after he shot and killed a woman during an undercover drug investigation.

 Cassell wrote that he … Read More »

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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 5:30 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.