STUDENTS: Meet graduate Kim Reeves

If you meet Kim Reeves, on the surface her journey to law school has similarities to the iconic character of Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde.” A seamstress since age 3, Reeves became a successful Utah-based fashion designer with a booming business manufacturing custom dance costumes, choir dresses, and bridal apparel to a diverse […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law students among those honored by Utah State Bar

Editor’s note: The following announcement is reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. The Utah State Bar has announced its annual Pro Bono Publico Awards for 2018. The awards honor attorneys who have made significant contributions to the community through Pro Bono efforts. Categories include Young Lawyer (under 36 years old or less than […]

Law students explore human rights after conflict at Oxford University

By Connor Ballif Arrington The world is integrating with accelerating speed–social, political and economic problems we once thought were thousands of miles away are beginning to affect each of us. Local problems are becoming global and global problems are haunting us on the local front. With this backdrop, I was honored to participate in the […]

Meet the graduates: Melinda Dee

Growing up on the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah’s red-sand landscape of Monument Valley, Melinda Dee knew she wanted to someday work in a career that would allow her to help people get their lives back on track. But her route to becoming a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law took a circuitous […]

Students gain skills to fight terrorism in fast-paced simulation experience

By Abigail Brammer A bomb explodes on a family’s front porch. A gunman open fires at a resort. A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines and potential scenes that may play out April 6 in a counter-terrorism simulation at the University […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law maintains strengths in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a perennially-ranked law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 54th among 202 […]

Quijada selected for prestigious summer post at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carlos Quijada, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for a prestigious summer internship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Quijada will intern in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which is the legal team for the Department of […]

Gun Violence Research in America

By Carlos Quijada for The US is experiencing frequent mass shootings and gun violence, and we don’t seem to know why.  In 2015, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated 36,252 people lost their lives in the US because of gun violence, a significant 7.8% increase from 2014 The American Medical Association (AMA) has […]

Student Eugene Mishchenko builds on stellar career in physics by pursuing a law degree

Law students come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds prior to enrolling in law school and third-year student Eugene Mishchenko is no exception. Mishchenko, a theoretical physicist and a longtime physics professor at the University of Utah, wanted to broaden his legal knowledge. So with a Ph.D. from the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in […]

Launch of Master of Legal Studies degree program covered by media

Several media outlets reported on the launch of a new Master of Legal Studies degree program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Utah Business  , The JD Journal and The Utah Daily Chronicle covered the launch of the program, which will welcome its first cohort of students in the fall of 2018. […]