Dahlia Lithwick to deliver 2018 commencement address at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Award-winning legal journalist and author Dahlia Lithwick will be the speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law graduation ceremony on May 11.  Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for the latter. She is also the a contributing editor at Newsweek. Her work has appeared in […]

Working the Accommodation Puzzle: A Year in the Life of a Student Researcher

By Katie Cox for BioLawToday.org Truth be told, I sort of stumbled into the field of disability law and have quickly discovered a passion for it.  Almost a year ago, I was made aware of and encouraged to apply for a small grant program by a faculty member.  Soon after, I had the pleasure of […]

Human Trafficking Symposium covered by The Salt Lake Tribune

The 4th Annual Human Trafficking Symposium held at the S.J. Quinney College of Law garnered media attention from The Salt Lake Tribune.   Read the full article here. 

Biosimilars, Shall We Do the Patent Dance?

By Erika Hanson The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is widely known for mandating health insurance coverage. Many of us don’t know that ACA also provided a way for pharmaceutical drugs known as “biologics” to be more affordable to consumers by having a provision known as the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCI […]

Law students to present at prestigious conference in Sweden

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students have been invited to present academic papers at a prestigious conference in Örebro, Sweden. Law students Scotti Hill and Chris Eckels will present their research at the 19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2018), hosted by Juridicum, the law school at Örebro Universitet in collaboration […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law launches new Master of Legal Studies degree program

Professionals who will benefit from an improved understanding of the law — while they continue to pursue their careers — will soon have a new degree program to achieve that goal. The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law will launch a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program in the fall of 2018. […]

Patents and Tribal Sovereign Immunity

By Carlos Quijada for BioLawToday.org The pharmaceutical company Allergan recently assigned its patents on eye medication Restasis to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, which agreed to license them back to Allergan in exchange for a $13.5 million payment and $15 million in annual royalties. The company’s end goal is to shield the patents from federal […]

College of Law listed on National Jurist’s rankings of best value law schools in 2017

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named among the best value law schools in the country in the latest issue of National Jurist magazine. The S.J. Quinney College of Law earned a “B+” ranking for its overall value as calculated by National Jurist. “We celebrate those schools that have risen […]

3L Thomas Lingard publishes op-ed in Deseret News on student debt

3L Thomas Lingard wrote an op-ed titled, “Do students want long-term debt or limited earning power?” The article was published by the Deseret News in advance of the Lee E. Teitelbaum Utah Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 20 which will focus on “Financing the Future: The Law and Politics of Student Debt.” Read the […]

New Research May Help Save Athletes’ Brains

By Maura Murphy As we enter week 5 of the National Football League (NFL) season, there is immense controversy over whether players should kneel during the national anthem. What fewer people are talking about, however, is the way the game affects the overall health of these athletes. Last Tuesday, Boston University (BU) published a new […]