University of Utah law students prepare to take on a legal role in the fight against opioid abuse

When University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Teneille Brown presented research related to opioid addiction and legal issues to a group of county commissioners last fall, the atmosphere in the room could be summed up in one word: Desperate. PHOTO CREDIT: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Teneille Brown “You could see […]

FACULTY: Craig files amicus brief in case challenging Obama designation of the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig and a  team of pro bono attorneys at Fried Frank has filed an amicus brief in Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association v. Ross, the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that is challenging former President Barack Obama’s designation of the Northeast […]

ALUMNI: Meet U.S. Supreme Court fellow and alumnus Parker Douglas 

Parker Douglas jokes that friends tell him he’s the legal equivalent of Forrest Gump. With a storied legal career that has included a diverse array of cases tried while working as an assistant federal defender and in private practice before joining the Utah Attorney General’s Office in 2014, Douglas has worked on some of Utah’s […]

STUDENTS: Meet graduate Kim Reeves

If you meet Kim Reeves, on the surface her journey to law school has similarities to the iconic character of Elle Woods in the movie “Legally Blonde.” A seamstress since age 3, Reeves became a successful Utah-based fashion designer with a booming business manufacturing custom dance costumes, choir dresses, and bridal apparel to a diverse […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law students among those honored by Utah State Bar

Editor’s note: The following announcement is reprinted with permission from the Utah State Bar. The Utah State Bar has announced its annual Pro Bono Publico Awards for 2018. The awards honor attorneys who have made significant contributions to the community through Pro Bono efforts. Categories include Young Lawyer (under 36 years old or less than […]

Law students explore human rights after conflict at Oxford University

By Connor Ballif Arrington The world is integrating with accelerating speed–social, political and economic problems we once thought were thousands of miles away are beginning to affect each of us. Local problems are becoming global and global problems are haunting us on the local front. With this backdrop, I was honored to participate in the […]

Craig to speak across the country at several engagements related to environmental law

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig will speak at several national environmental law events in coming weeks. On April 25, Craig will speak at the  Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for the  Environmental Law Review Symposium, “Climate Change, Coasts, and Precaution,” . She will speak on “Cleaning Up Our […]

Hwang recognized on prestigious list of “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles”

Research by Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named among the “Top 10 Best Corporate and Securities Articles” by The Corporate Practice Commentator out of Georgetown University. Hwang is highlighted for her paper, Unbundled Bargains: Multi-agreement Dealmaking in Complex Mergers and Acquisitions, published in the University […]

Meet the graduates: Melinda Dee

Growing up on the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah’s red-sand landscape of Monument Valley, Melinda Dee knew she wanted to someday work in a career that would allow her to help people get their lives back on track. But her route to becoming a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law took a circuitous […]

University of Utah researchers identify link between Chicago homicide spike and decline in stop-and-frisk policing

A crushing wave of homicides swept through Chicago in 2016, leading to intense discussion over how to stop the bloodshed. As broader discussion over how to curb gun violence continues across the nation, a pair of University of Utah researchers have found a link between the 2016 spike in Chicago homicides and a decline in […]