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Public Policy Clinic Receives U of U Social Justice Award

In April, the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic received a 2015 University of Utah College of Social Work Moving It Forward Social Justice Award for the clinic’s work to end the school-to-prison pipeline, a set of policies and practices that funnel school children towards the criminal justice system instead of the higher education system. […]

Deseret News Editorial Cites Work of Public Policy Clinic

A March 6, 2015 editorial in the Deseret News titled, “In our opinion: Closing the ‘discipline gap’ in our schools to keep kids in class” cites the work of the Public Policy Clinic. The publication From Fingerpaints to Fingerprints: School-to-Prison Pipline in Utah, is the work of Professor Emily Chaing’s class, and Jordin Albers, Sean Brian, […]

Chiang Appears on Panel Discussing Militarization of Policing

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, appeared on a panel “Restricted Rights: the Militarization of Contemporary Policing,” at the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics as part of the University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 20, 2015.

Chiang Interviewed on School Discipline

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed on the KNRS Rod Arquette Show December 1, 2014. The interview focused on school discipline and Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. Listen to the complete interview here »

Chiang Featured in Deseret News Article about Prevalence of Discipline among Minority Students in Utah Schools

Emily Chiang, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured in a November 29, 2014, Deseret News article, “Why is my child punished? Finding solutions to uneven discipline in Utah schools.” Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine […]

Chiang to Present Paper at Loyola, Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference

On November 7, 2014, Emily Chiang will participate in the Loyola Constitutional Law Colloquium, where she will present her paper titled Reviving the Declaratory Judgment; A New Path to Structural Reform. She also will present the same paper later in the month at the Rocky Mountain Junior Scholars Conference. Additionally, the paper was recently accepted […]

Research Conducted by College of Law Clinical Students Cited in Des News Op-Ed

Research conducted by students in Emily Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic is cited in a Deseret News editorial, “Dropouts face high risk of personal, social problems.” “New research by the University of Utah underscores the importance of policies in the public education system aimed at helping at-risk students avoid dropping out before they get a high school […]

Chiang Interviewed by Fox13 About At-Risk Children

Professor Emily Chiang was interviewed October 10, 2014 about at-risk youth in Utah’s school system. As part of the College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic, Chiang and law students published the report, From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: Utah’s School-to-Prison Pipeline. “Because most of the studies show that when you discipline students and you don’t address the […]

From Fingerpaint to Fingerprints: The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Utah

Salt Lake City – UT, In the first report of its kind in the state, students at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law used recently released U.S. Department of Education data to examine school discipline rates in Utah. Their findings indicate that Utah students are being disciplined in extraordinarily high numbers starting […]