Orme receives honorable mention in essay competition

University of Utah law graduate Kylie Orme has received an honorable mention in an essay competition sponsored by the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition. Orme, who graduated in May, was recognized for her essay titled ““Mr. Robot: Morality, AI, and Personhood.”  The essay was about the idea of […]

Through the eyes of the survivors

Editor’s note: Six students enrolled in University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell’s criminal law course last spring shared their deeply personal stories of surviving sexual assault with classmates as a way to bring attention to victims’ experiences.  The women shared their stories in the latest edition of Res Gestae, the […]

Chatterjee, students work with Oxford Human Rights Consortium on refugee crisis

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Deen Chatterjee is working with students on a service-learning project in Geneva and Greece during the summer of 2017. The three-week workshop is a project of the Oxford Human Rights Consortium. Read about student Kseniya Kniazeva’s experiences: The refugee crisis may seem far from the shores of our Great Salt Lake, but […]

Danley to publish on water disputes in Environmental Law Reporter

Catherine Danley, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has received honorable mention in the Environmental Law Institute’s 2016-2017 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.  Danley’s winning entry, Water Wars: Original Jurisdiction & Solving Interstate Water Disputes Through an Appellate Process, will be published in the […]

Meet new law school graduate Gary Wilkinson

Gary Wilkinson towers above his classmates at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. It’s not just Wilkinson’s 6-foot-9-inch frame —a build that helped propel him into a standout collegiate basketball player with a professional career abroad—that sets him apart from others. It’s his dogged work ethic and a distinct perseverance that has […]

Law student Liz Thomas to be honored with Pro Bono Publico Award on May 1

Liz Thomas learned the value of community service at an early age. She grew up volunteering with her family at multiple organizations to educate communities and provide outreach for families with children with autism. When she arrived at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law three years ago, she knew she wanted to […]

Public Policy Clinic law students write op-ed on Utah’s kangaroo court

Five students from the Public Policy Clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law submitted an op-ed to the Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Kids suffer from Utah’s kangaroo court.” Read the op-ed here » This letter was written by students enrolled in the Public Policy Clinic at the S.J. Quinney College of […]

Counter-terrorism simulation gains media attention

On Friday, Apr. 7 the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted its annual counter-terrorism simulation. The event gained the attention from local media outlets. The simulation can be viewed on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel. Good4Utah – Students at the U get a unique lesson on counter-terrorism Deseret News […]

Law students prepare to handle a terrorist attack

  A bomb explodes in a crowded marketplace packed with shoppers. An armed gunman storms into a nightclub, killing unsuspecting victims on the dance floor.  A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines, but all are also possible scenes that may play […]

Guiora and 3L Phelan interviewed on KRCL about the Bystander Dilemma

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora and 3L Scott Phelan were interviewed on KRCL about the upcoming Utah Law Review Symposium – The Bystander Dilemma: The Holocaust, War Crimes and Sexual Assaults and the case of a female minor assaulted on Facebook Live with forty-four viewers none of whom reported […]