Public Policy Clinic Students Publish Salt Lake Tribune and Spanish Language Op-Eds

On October 20, four students in Professor Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic, Trace Downey, Mary Milner, Maureen Minson and Christopher Pieper, published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune. Their editorial, “Don’t Suspend kids for behavior; it makes them drop out,” focuses on the “overuse of discipline in schools” a practice that the authors argue […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]

Chiang Interviewed by KSL TV on Bill Targeting Religious Freedom in Utah

On October 15, Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by KSL 5 News about a bill being drafted by State Sen. Todd Weiler.  In the interview, Weiler explained that the proposed legislation, the “Student Religious Liberties Act,” is designed to protect students and […]

Chiang Selected as U’s Engaged Scholar of the Year

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be recognized as the University of Utah Engaged Scholar of the Year on March 28 at the Community Engagement Recognition Luncheon to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Union Pano East room. The purpose of […]

Chiang to Participate in WSU’s Civil Liberties Forum, April 3

On April 3, Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate as a panelist at the annual Civil Liberties Forum at Weber State University in Ogden. The panel, to be held in the Wildcat Theater of the Shepherd Union Building, will begin at 10:30 a.m. […]

Chiang to Participate on April 1 Panel on Indigent Defense at S.L. Library

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate in a panel discussion on indigent defense to be held April 1 at the downtown Salt Lake City Public Library, located at 210 E. 400 South. The panel discussion will following the 6:30 p.m. screening of the […]

Chiang to Speak on Indigent Defense at March 15 CLE

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak on “Reflections on Gideon at 50” at a March 15 CLE sponsored by the Utah Association for Justice. “It’s the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, mandating the provision of counsel for the […]

Chiang Interviewed about Indigent Defense on ABC 4's County Seat Program

The concept of Indigent Defense—and Utah’s failure to provide counties with financial support or other resources for public defense—are two of the topics explored in a recent segment of ABC 4’s County Seat program that includes an interview with Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah College of Law and the […]

Faculty, Students Reflect on Events of 9/11 at College of Law Memorial

On September 13, the College of Law hosted a memorial to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. Speakers, including faculty, students, and alumni, offered brief reflections before a rapt, reverential audience. Their comments ranged from highly personal recollections about the events of 9/11 and its aftermath to reflections on how our daily […]

College of Law Clinic Students Contribute to New Report Critiquing Utah Public Defender Services

A new report issued by the ACLU of Utah that is critical of Utah’s public defender services credits work by students in the College of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, who reviewed records from each of the state’s 29 counties, conducted interviews, and observed court proceedings across the state under the guidance of Associate Professor Emily […]