S.J. Quinney students help to map the law as part of innovative new web site

Kimball Parker saw a void. A University of Utah graduate who went on to become a trial lawyer, Parker watched disparities in who could access legal help as the first few years of his career unfolded. For those with money and resources, navigating the law is no problem. But for those who fall on the […]

Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

The U.S. Army selected the S.J. Quinney College of Law to host the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course (SATAC). The two-week training is designed to better equip prosecutors and defense attorneys to handle complex cases in military court.

New at the U: Meet Professor Cathy Hwang

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to welcome Cathy Hwang to the faculty. Hwang will teach several courses related to business law, including business organizations (the introductory business law course) as well as mergers and acquisitions.  She will also co-coach the Transactional LawMeet team with Professor Jeff Schwartz in the […]

Alumni Highlight: July 2016 Alumnus Jimmy Gurule

Professor Jimmy Gurule, ’80, is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, specifically, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering.  On June 23, 2016, Professor Gurule testified before the Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.  In that testimony he offered recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s counterterrorist financing efforts, including sanctions […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]

New at the U: Meet Professor RonNell Andersen Jones

A new addition to the S.J. Quinney College of Law, RonNell Andersen Jones has an impressive national reputation in field of First Amendment issues and media law. Her research focuses on legal issues affecting the press and explores the intersection between media and the courts. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of […]

Transfer of federal lands to states would make Endangered Species Act compliance more expensive and difficult

New study published in a University of California, Davis environmental journal explores the impact of a land transfer on Endangered Species Act compliance. (June 29, 2016) — New research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law finds that transferring millions of acres of federally managed public lands to states, as contemplated under […]

Alumni Highlight: June 2016 Alumna Helen Serassio

Helen Serassio, ’00, is Special Counsel for the Federal Transit Administration in Washington, D.C.  She brings more than twelve years of experience at the U.S. Department of Transportation to her role as Special Counsel for the award and oversight of the $10.4 billion in relief funds for response to damages from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Helen’s […]

Student perspective: Law student gets front row seat to international litigation — and a terrorist attack — in summer internship abroad

Editor’s note: Hannah Follender, who is starting her second year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is spending the summer in Israel working at Sherby & Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan, right outside of Tel Aviv. The firm typically works on international litigation in Israel for foreign companies, and Follender is working with […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]