2L Thomas Describes Experiences Interning at South African Human Rights Commission

Elizabeth Thomas, a 2L, spent the summer interning with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town. In the interview below, she details how her training at the College of Law helped her to make her own opportunities during the internship, relates how South Africa’s history of apartheid has led to robust constitutional human […]

Law Students Gain Patent Experience, Foster Healthcare Innovation in Bench-to-Bedside Program

The Bench-to-Bedside program is a competition that matches College of Law students who are interested in protecting inventors’ intellectual property with University of Utah medical, business and engineering students who are working as teams to provide healthcare innovations. The program allows College of Law students to obtain extensive patent-related experience under the supervision of Professor […]

3L Bossard Attends Weeklong Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

In June 2015, rising 3L Justin Bossard participated in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the event. In the […]

Student Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships for Spring 2015

Anderson Scholarship in Oil & Gas James Owen BioLaw Fellowships Danny Barber Kendra Brown Dave Duncan Dan Goaslind Courtney Neves Kylie Orme Austen Paulsen Travis Walker Thomas Woodland Carnegie Council Student Ethics Fellowship Justin Hosman Nubia Pena Clinical Legal Education Award Taylor Smurthwaite Clyde Scholarship in Natural Resources Shelby Shaw Community Legal Fellowship: Ogden Isabel […]

College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus Receives U’s Equity and Diversity Award

On April 21, 2015, the College of Law’s Minority Law Caucus (MLC) received the University of Utah’s Equity and Diversity Award for sustained contributions by students. In the announcement letter, Kathryn Stockton, the Interim Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, wrote, “The committee was especially impressed by the longevity of the MLC and the […]

2Ls Peña and Bell to Present on Experiences in Oxford Human Rights Consortium at April 13 Panel

The University of Utah partners with the Oxford Human Rights Consortium to offer a weeklong workshop to a select group of students at the University of Oxford. The Consortium is a partnership between Oxford and several U.S. universities, including the University of Utah, USC, Oregon, and Stanford. Two second-year College of Law students, Nubia Peña and […]

College of Law to Host Annual Alumni Dinner May 14 at Rice-Eccles Stadium

On Thursday, May 14, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host its annual Alumni Dinner at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus.   The college will present awards to three alumni and one honorary alumnus. “The alumni dinner is always an enjoyable opportunity for our graduates to catch up with […]

Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Excels in Competition, Scores 17th Best Brief Among 121 Teams

At the National Moot Court Competition, held February 9-12, 2015, in New York City, the College of Law team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond drafted a brief that ranked 17th in the nation among the 121 teams that participated in the competition.  In the oral arguments, the team also competed strongly, losing […]

College of Law Business Bankruptcy Team Takes First in Competition

On Saturday, February 6, 2015, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s team of Josh Campbell and Keith Mayer won first place overall in the American College of Bankruptcy Law Meet at USC. The College of Law team competed against 11 schools in this business bankruptcy negotiation competition. In addition to USC and […]