Attorney Barry Scheck to headline 2017 Tanner Lecture on Human Values

HUMAN VALUES & THE INNOCENCE PROJECT by BARRY SCHECK | Attorney, Co-Founder of The Innocence Project February 08, 2017  7 PM S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Floor 6) University of Utah (map) Open to the public | Seating is limited Barry Scheck is an attorney, DNA expert, and co-founder of The Innocence Project. He […]

Breaking the school-to-prison pipeline at forefront of student-led symposium

Researchers, educators, social workers, court personnel, students and community members will meet at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law on Feb.11 for a symposium designed to discuss how to reverse Utah’s troubling school- to-prison pipeline trend. The second annual ‘Breaking the Pipeline’ symposium on Feb.11 will explore how recent and upcoming legislative […]

U law student selected for Stanford conference, will take on research related to improving diversity on corporate boards

Rachael Motzkus was an undergraduate at the University of Utah undecided about what she wanted to do with her future when the idea of law school presented itself to her. “I was registering for my first semester of classes at the U when a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone was interested […]

Arizona man wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death to share story at law school on Nov. 17

Ray Krone had been honorably discharged from the military and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for seven years when on Dec.29, 1991 he became the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman found fatally stabbed on the floor of a Phoenix bar. Krone had no prior criminal record and with little […]

From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Moeinvaziri puts law into practice through college’s Pro Bono Initiative

Each October, the American Bar Association promotes Pro Bono Week —an annual effort to recognize pro bono service in the legal community. The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law this year again will host several events starting on Oct. 24 to encourage a spirit of volunteerism among students and attorneys, and to recognize […]

Juergens awarded Maschoff Brennan Fellowship in IP law

Alexis Juergens always knew she wanted to pursue a career in law. Born in Japan, Juergens grew up in Virginia, California and Arizona before her family moved to Utah. Her father worked in government and law enforcement and Juergens felt connected to the law field from watching his experiences. Juergens graduated from Skyline High School […]

Law school launches Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program to serve community, educate students

A new tax clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to provide legal services to low-income families in need of tax law help while providing law students a unique educational opportunity to gain on-the-job experience before graduation. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program is a matching grant program from the […]

U law grad turned judge gives back through new Admissions and Inclusion Suite

Gilbert Martinez had a plan when he graduated from Tooele High School in 1965: Go to law school and become a lawyer someday. But when he stepped inside his high school guidance counselor’s office days before graduation to share his aspirations, his idea wasn’t met with enthusiasm. “The counselor looked at my grades and said, […]