Promoting justice through art: Groundbreaking sculpture by artist Edgar Arceneaux soon on display

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will officially unveil a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who has created an original work for the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law welcomes Class of 2020

As law schools across the country welcome students with another academic year now underway, the 92 new arrivals that make-up the Class of 2020 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law participated in one of the first milestones in their legal training from a notable source: Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. of the U.S. Court of […]

Law student Taylor Webb named recipient of the inaugural Glenn C. and Bruhneild R.Hanni Scholarship

Taylor Webb grew up in a family whose career backgrounds were predominately geared toward the medical field, but the Las Vegas native always felt more at home in a courtroom setting. She participated in mock trial while in high school in Nevada and when the time came to choose a college, moving to neighboring state […]

Meet new Student Bar Association President Hannah Abigail Brammer

With the start of a new academic year only weeks away, several leaders are taking the helm of student organizations to kick off a fresh slate of activities. Hannah Abigail Brammer is one of the new student leaders on campus. Brammer, who is starting her third year of law school, will serve as president of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]