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Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

The U.S. Army selected the S.J. Quinney College of Law to host the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course (SATAC). The two-week training is designed to better equip prosecutors and defense attorneys to handle complex cases in military court.

Anderson quoted in The Salt Lake Tribune on DNA testing appeal

Professor Jensie Anderson was quoted in a March 31, 2016 story in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Two convicted Utah killers get another chance to argue for DNA testing.” Adrian Gordon and Jimmy Dean Reinhard are being represented by Anders on and the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center. In separate 4-0 rulings, the high-court justices sent the cases […]

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law hosts “Evidence-Based Decisions for Policy: The Case of Eye-Witness Identification” on Nov. 9.

Jennifer Thompson-Cannino knew she’d identified the man who brutally raped her from a photo lineup in 1984. Then a 22-year-old college student, Thompson-Cannino awoke in her apartment when she heard a noise in her bedroom. Moments later, she was sexually assaulted. During the ordeal, she vowed to survive —and paid attention to her assailant’s features […]

Pro Bono Week Event with Sara Kruzan Draws Media

On October 28, 2015, the Pro Bono Initiative office at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted an event title, “Sara Kruzan’s Story: Resilience, Survival, & Pro Bono Advocacy” At the age of 11, Sara Kruzan was forced into a life of drugs, violence, and sexual exploitation. After a decision that changed her life forever, […]

Anderson Quoted on Movement to Abolish Death Penalty in Utah

Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted by several media outlets in October 2015 about the current debate over abolishing the death penalty in Utah. In a Salt Lake Tribune article, Anderson, who also serves as Legal Director with the Rocky Mountain Innocence Project, suggested that […]

Anderson to Present CLE on Eyewitness ID in Las Vegas

On May 30, Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor of Law, will present a CLE on eyewitness identification in Las Vegas. Titled “Mistaken Eyewitness Identification: What’s at Stake and What Can be Done About It?”, the CLE runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and will be held in the UNLV William S. Boyd School, Thomas and […]

Anderson Honored as 2014 Christine M. Durham Utah Woman Lawyer of the Year

On April 2, Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was honored as the 2014 Christine M. Durham Utah Woman Lawyer of the Year at the Women Lawyers of Utah Annual Fireside Chat. Anderson, a 1993 graduate of the College of Law, has been a clinical […]

Wyoming Man Freed After 23 Years, with Help from Anderson, RMIC

Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the president of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), recently helped free a Wyoming man, Andrew J. Johnson, who served 23 years in prison for rape. Johnson is the first person to be freed under a new Wyoming […]

Court Upholds Decision Freeing Debra Brown

July 12, 2013–The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC) and its president Jensie Anderson, a clinical professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney Colllege of Law, applauded today’s Utah Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. State of Utah. In the words of the RMIC release, “Just over two years ago, after serving more than 17 […]

Anderson Interviewed for CityWeekly Article Reviewing Debra Brown Exoneration Case

Jensie Anderson, Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and president of the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), was interviewed for a May 8 CityWeekly article tracing the case of Debra Brown, who was freed after 17 years in the Utah State Penitentiary, thanks to the efforts by […]