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 […]

Cassell on Weldon Angelos’ release: ‘We shouldn’t rely on serendipity in a federal criminal justice system that prides itself on rationality and justice.’

Weldon Angelos, whose name in the past decade has often been at the center of national public policy discussions related to mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenders, has been released from prison and has returned home to Salt Lake City. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell in February asked […]

Colorado Supreme Court justice encourages graduates to make each day count

Nancy E. Rice didn’t set out to become chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. As a law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1972, one of the Wyoming native’s earliest quests for social justice came in trying to persuade administrators to establish more women’s restrooms in an era when female law […]

Class of 2016 sets record for hours of public service and experiential learning

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2016 set a new record for per-capita public service and experiential learning, averaging 122 hours per student, per year. The class earned a total of 44,809 hours of learning-service including Clinical and Pro Bono work over their 1L-3L years. High levels of student participation are a key driver of the College of Law’s rank as […]

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.

Alumni Highlight: May 2016 Alumnus Matthew W. Driggs

Matthew W. Driggs, ’92, founded the Advocates Law Firm directly out of law school.  During his time here he has successfully tried many personal injury cases to verdict and has argued before the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. As part of Matt’s leadership of the Advocates the firm has engaged in […]

University of Utah law student charts impressive path of public service on journey to graduation

Nubia Peña grew up as the daughter of a single parent in Philadelphia, watching as her mother worked several jobs to provide for their family of five. As a young immigrant from Mexico adjusting to life in the U.S., Peña knew a path to success wasn’t going to be easy in her early years, but […]

Child pornography law and its consequences subject of new book by Hessick

A new book by University of Utah law professor Carissa Hessick hits the shelves this week. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences examines child pornography law and its consequences in an effort to clarify the questions and begin to formulate answers. In the book, experts in law, sociology and social work focus […]

Francis leads Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association

University of Utah professor Leslie Francis made history this year as the first academic from the state in 75 years to receive what many consider to be the highest academic honor in the field of philosophy. Francis was elected president of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association. Selection as one of the APA’s […]