Law & Politics

Impeachment past the politics

With all the talk about impeachment, do we actually know what is going on? U political science professor James Curry has some answers for us.


Humans of the U: Tiffany Baffour

“I participated in my first anti-apartheid protest when I was 12 years old. I think that was really a catalyst for me to start thinking about social change and how we can all have an impact on larger social and policy issues.”


U professor’s research leads to legislation to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by Christopher L. Peterson is at the foundation of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, which aims to cap interest rates on consumer loans to all Americans.


Join the campaign internship trail

The Hinckley Institute of Politics has extended its local campaign internships deadline for the spring 2020 semester.


University of Utah to host 2020 Vice Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the University of Utah has been selected to host the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall. This is the first time a national debate will be hosted in Utah.


What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

The Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium at the U on Oct. 18 brings together leading journalists, scholars, thought leaders and social media executives to investigate problems arising from a changing media world.


Celebrating accomplishments of recent grads

Ninety-two percent of U law students who took the exam in July passed on their first try.


‘Reasons for Hope’

Jane Goodall, a trailblazer in animal behavior research, will visit the S.J. Quinney College of Law on Oct. 4


‘The Hinckley Report’ returns with 100th episode

Produced in partnership with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, “The Hinckley Report” provides insight and analysis into the most pressing political issues facing the state.


Ethics for a connected world

Professor Joel Rosenthal—a celebrated scholar in international affairs—will visit the U on Sept. 12 for the 2019 Tanner-McMurrin Lecture focusing on how technological achievement will set the pace for the future.