From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

Fordham Debate on legalization of marijuana draws large crowd

The 33rd Annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate on Oct. 19, sponsored by the S.J. Quinney College of Law, drew a packed auditorium and several media mentions.  The debate explored the controversial question of whether marijuana should be legalized in the United States. The debate was referenced in the Salt Lake Tribune,  CannabisFeed, VisitSalt Lake, and KRCL. A […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Moeinvaziri puts law into practice through college’s Pro Bono Initiative

Each October, the American Bar Association promotes Pro Bono Week —an annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law this year again will host several events starting on Oct. 24 to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]

October Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Jansen

Dustin Jansen was preparing for a final job interview to become a law professor when he realized the value of connections made while a student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. A 2006 graduate, Jansen developed great relationships with professors and fellow students during his time at the college. So as […]

Clash over the legalization of marijuana subject of 2016 Fordham Debate at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

PRESS RELEASE (Oct. 10, 2019) —Should marijuana be legalized in the United States? Several states have legalized the drug for non-medical purposes and other states have loosened regulations and made exceptions for its use. Advocates believe that legalization will help enhance the well-being of citizens and economic prospects of these states and reduce crime associated with […]

Juergens awarded Maschoff Brennan Fellowship in IP law

Alexis Juergens always knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Born in Japan, Juergens grew up in Virginia, California and Arizona before her family moved to Utah. Her father worked in government and law enforcement and Juergens felt connected to the law field from watching his experiences. Juergens graduated from Skyline High School […]

Faculty Scholarship: Select Publications, 2015-2016

Faculty Scholarship – Selected Recent Publications The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates its faculty’s longstanding—and growing—reputation for scholarly excellence. Our faculty’s recent publications include articles in a wide range of scholarly journals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, USC Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, North Carolina Law […]

Law school launches Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program to serve community, educate students

A new tax clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to provide legal services to low-income families in need of tax law help while providing law students a unique educational opportunity to gain on-the-job experience before graduation. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program is a matching grant program from the […]

New solar parking canopy adds to law school’s mission of green design

The University of Utah will officially “flip the switch” to unveil a new solar parking canopy in the southwest corner of campus designed to save energy and serve as part of a broader sustainability plan. A short explanation of the solar canopy project will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct.7, at the structure, […]