Limitations of abortion law at center of Dec.1 symposium at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

For 15 years, Willie Parker has walked past picketers who threaten his life as he heads into his clinic to provide abortions in the Deep South. Parker’s story is chronicled in his memoir, “Life’s Work,” and in the 2016 documentary “Trapped,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. An outspoken advocate for reproductive justice, Parker — […]

University of Utah researcher: Consumer protection from predatory lending at-risk if Financial Choice Act of 2017 becomes law

As proposed legislation to repeal provisions of the Dodd-Frank banking reforms — measures put into place to protect consumers after the housing crisis financially devastated millions of Americans — moves ahead in Congress, a new legal analysis released by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson outlines why passage of […]

Utah State Bar honors S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni during fall conferences

The Utah State Bar honored attorneys and judges at two separate events this month, one in Moab and one in Salt Lake City. Ten state court judges from across the state of Utah, a Utah Court of Appeals judge, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice received the Judicial Excellence Award during the Utah State Bar […]

Annual giving campaign to focus on scholarships

Support for student scholarships is essential to the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s educational mission.  This support assists the college in recruiting highly sought-after law students in an extremely competitive environment and helps to ensure the college enrolls a highly qualified and diverse student body.  It also helps keep the debt burdens of U law […]

U law professor: Child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify in preliminary hearings

A new amicus brief filed in the Utah Supreme Court today by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell argues that child victims of sexual abuse should not be forced to testify during preliminary hearings. In addition to Cassell, the brief was filed by Spencer Banks of the Utah Crime Victim’s […]

College of Law listed on National Jurist’s rankings of best value law schools in 2017

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named among the best value law schools in the country in the latest issue of National Jurist magazine. The S.J. Quinney College of Law earned a “B+” ranking for its overall value as calculated by National Jurist. “We celebrate those schools that have risen […]

Commitment to Inclusivity by University Leaders

As leaders of the University of Utah, we work daily to facilitate the intellectual development of all campus members and help our students, staff, and faculty reach for their professional goals. Over the past months, our campus has experienced several threats to our learning environment that challenge individuals’ ability to thrive.  These incidents are not […]

Utah Law Faculty Scholarship

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates its faculty’s longstanding reputation for scholarly excellence. Recent articles have appeared in nationally recognized journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. […]

Rosky’s research provides foundation for repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law

A University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor has played a significant role in repealing Utah’s “No Promo Homo” law. Clifford Rosky completed a comprehensive study of anti-gay curriculum laws that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Columbia Law Review. His research was the foundation for a lawsuit filed by the […]

Heiny and McCormack collaborate on new book about judicial process

Debate over the power and structure of the judiciary in the U.S. goes back to the Federalist Papers, and overt conflicts between the president and the courts go back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. The president’s power to nominate federal judges, and Congress’s power to confirm those judges, has always been in tension with […]