Dahlia Lithwick to deliver 2018 commencement address at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Award-winning legal journalist and author Dahlia Lithwick will be the speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law graduation ceremony on May 11.  Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for the latter. She is also the a contributing editor at Newsweek. Her work has appeared in […]

Research by Skibine explores 30 years of federal Indian Law in the U.S. Supreme Court

In his latest research, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Alexander Tallchief Skibine explores federal Indian Law over the past 30 years in the U.S. Supreme Court.  His paper, “The Supreme Court’s Last 30 Years of Federal Indian Law:  Looking for Equilibrium or Supremacy?” examines the role of the Supreme Court in […]

Law students to present at prestigious conference in Sweden

Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students have been invited to present academic papers at a prestigious conference in Örebro, Sweden. Law students Scotti Hill and Chris Eckels will present their research at the 19th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2018), hosted by Juridicum, the law school at Örebro Universitet in collaboration […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law launches new Master of Legal Studies degree program

Professionals who will benefit from an improved understanding of the law — while they continue to pursue their careers — will soon have a new degree program to achieve that goal. The University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law will launch a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree program in the fall of 2018. […]

Promoting Art Through Justice: Artist Edgar Arceneaux Video

Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world installed a new sculpture at S.J. Quinney College of Law in February 2017 to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”  Watch the video to learn more about the sculpture and […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law honors memory of Page Stegner, 1937-2017

A prominent member of the family who is the namesake behind the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has died. Page Stegner, 80, died Dec. 14 in Reno, Nevada.  Stegner was a novelist and historian who wrote extensively about the American West. […]

ALUMNI: Meet Oriene Shin

Oriene Shin graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2014 after serving as president of the Student Bar Association. While still a young graduate, Shin has quickly built a resume and made an impact while as a policy associate at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association in Washington D.C., where she is […]

Research by Guiora helped with foundation of proposed ‘Duty to Assist in an Emergency’ bill

A bill planned for the 2018 Utah Legislative Session by Utah House Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Brian King would require Utah citizens to assist others who are suffering, or are threatened with serious bodily injury associated with a crime or another emergency. Failing to act or call for help for a stranger in need, in […]

Bail reform key fix for jail overcrowding, new research from University of Utah law professor shows

Could bail reform be the answer to changing the trajectory of America’s current problem with mass incarceration? That question is central to a new book published this month by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Shima Baradaran Baughman and Cambridge University Press titled “The Bail Book: A Comprehensive Look at Bail in America’s Criminal Justice […]

Memory of U law student lives on through endowment

When David Arapene Cuch unexpectedly died in 2007 at the age of 28, he was a law student at the University of Utah and was believed to be the first, and to this day the only, member of the Ute tribe to enroll at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. He died two months before […]