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, […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law marks first year anniversary with honor for green design

The University of Utah on Aug. 31 will mark the one-year anniversary of the opening of its state-of-the art law school by announcing the facility has been awarded a prestigious LEED platinum designation by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is an acronym that stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The designation […]

Federal judge welcomes new class of students to S.J. Quinney College of Law

As law schools across the country welcome students this week, the 93 new arrivals that make-up the Class of 2019 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law received one of their first steps in legal training from a notable source: Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. […]

S.J. Quinney students help to map the law as part of innovative new web site

Kimball Parker saw a void. A University of Utah graduate who went on to become a trial lawyer, Parker watched disparities in who could access legal help as the first few years of his career unfolded. For those with money and resources, navigating the law is no problem. But for those who fall on the […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]

Student perspective: Law student gets front row seat to international litigation — and a terrorist attack — in summer internship abroad

Editor’s note: Hannah Follender, who is starting her second year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is spending the summer in Israel working at Sherby & Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan, right outside of Tel Aviv. The firm typically works on international litigation in Israel for foreign companies, and Follender is working with […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]

Colorado Supreme Court justice encourages graduates to make each day count

Nancy E. Rice didn’t set out to become chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. As a law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1972, one of the Wyoming native’s earliest quests for social justice came in trying to persuade administrators to establish more women’s restrooms in an era when female law […]

University of Utah law student charts impressive path of public service on journey to graduation

Nubia Peña grew up as the daughter of a single parent in Philadelphia, watching as her mother worked several jobs to provide for their family of five. As a young immigrant from Mexico adjusting to life in the U.S., Peña knew a path to success wasn’t going to be easy in her early years, but […]

Adam Saxby named Pro Bono Law Student of the Year

Adam Saxby, a third-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named “Pro Bono Law Student of the Year” by the Utah Bar Association for 2016. Saxby worked countless hours on a number of pro bono initiatives throughout his time at the law school, establishing himself as a leader on a number […]