Huffington Post Publicizes Public Policy Clinic Report on Disproportionate Discipline of American Indian Students

May 26, 2105 — A report released last week by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic that analyzes the disproportionate punishments American Indian students face in school is already drawing attention from the media, including a May 26, 2015, article on the Huffington Post. The report, Disparities in Discipline: […]

Public Policy Clinic Report on School Dicipline Cited in Fusion.net Story

Work of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Public Policy Clinic was cited in a May 26, 2015 story on Fusion.net Fifty-five American Indian students in Utah elementary schools were referred to law enforcement in 2011, compared to zero of their white counterparts, according to a new report from the University of Utah Law School’s Public […]

American Indians Disproportionately Disciplined at School Compared to White Students, Clinic Research Shows

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH MEDIA RELEASE   Deep dive as part of “School-to-Prison Pipeline” research at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic brings to light disturbing disparities. May 22, 2015 – School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other […]

Students’ Work in Clinic Highlighted on RadioWest

On May 21, 2015, Associate Professor Emily Chiang participated in a live panel discussion on KUER’s RadioWest program. The panel talked about the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah, asked who it affects, and explored what can be done to stem the pipeline that funnels children from school straight to prison. Students in Chiang’s Public Policy Clinic […]

Chiang to Speak at Gov’s Multicultural Commission

On May 19, 2015, Professor Emily Chiang will speak at the Utah Governor’s Multicultural Commission. The commission is chaired by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. Its 25 members are executive or deputy directors of state agencies and ethnic community leaders. In addition, Chiang participated on a panel at the recent AALS annual meeting, the “Pedagogy Promoting […]

Chiang to Discuss Race, Schools, and the Criminal Justice System on May 20 CLE Panel

On May 20, 2015, Associate Professor Emily Chiang will speak on a live radio panel discussion, “Race, Schools, and the Criminal Justice System: Are Schools Pushing Certain Students in the Wrong Direction?” The panel, which is sponsored by the Salt Lake County Bar Association, is being offered for 1.5 hours CLE credit. In the discussion, […]

Chiang Speaks on School to Prison Pipeline

On May 7, 2015, Emily Chiang, Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, spoke about the School to Prison Pipeline at the Troubled Youth Conference. Click here for more information about the conference.

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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, […]