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Law students shine at National Moot Court Competition in New York

A team of students from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law earned impressive marks at the National Moot Court Competition held earlier this month in New York. Students Sara Parker, Jon Williams and Jeremy Brodis advanced as far as any Utah team has advanced in more than a decade —making it to […]

Teter and Booher ask SCOTUS to take on case of Arkansas teen sentenced to life for role in robbery

University of Utah law professors Michael Teter and Troy Booher this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the of case Albert Bell, a 16-year-old sentenced in 1996 to life in prison for his participation in an Arkansas robbery. Because his accomplice shot and killed two people, Bell — who was unarmed at the […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Excels in Competition, Scores 17th Best Brief Among 121 Teams

At the National Moot Court Competition, held February 9-12, 2015, in New York City, the College of Law team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond drafted a brief that ranked 17th in the nation among the 121 teams that participated in the competition.  In the oral arguments, the team also competed strongly, losing […]

Moot Court Teams Excel at Regional Competition in Phoenix

At the Regional Moot Court Competition held November 8, 2014, in Phoenix, both teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law advanced to the semi-final rounds, and one, the team of Clay Hardman, Matthew Church and Christopher Bond, will proceed to the National Finals in New York City. Four schools participated in […]

College of Law Teams Excel at Regional Moot Court Competition in Colorado

On November 9, two teams from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law competed against teams from Arizona State, the University of Arizona, the University of Colorado and the University of Wyoming in the Regional Moot Court Competition held at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Every year, two teams from each region […]

Zimmerman Jones Booher Receives Prestigious Beacon of Justice Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., (August 30, 2013) – The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) is delighted to announce the names of the 2013 Beacon of Justice Award winners. The 17 law firms that were honored, including Salt Lake City’s Zimmerman Jones Booher, have all devoted considerable time and resources to delivering on the mandate of […]

Two Teams Advance to Finals in Traynor Moot Court Competition

A total of 28 students on 14 teams participated in the 2012-2013 Traynor Moot Court Competition. Each team submitted an appellate brief, and on February 23 all 28 students presented two oral arguments before various panels of volunteer judges.  Eight teams advanced from the first weekend to participate in the second round held on March 8.  […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Awarded ‘Best Brief’ at National Competition in NYC

February 1, 2013 — The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s National Moot Court Team received the “Best Brief” award at the National Moot Court Finals, held January 28-31 in New York City. This year, 131 team participated in the competition and 30 teams advanced to the finals. The College of Law team, […]

College of Law Moot Court Team Advances to National Finals

Ten teams from five different schools participated in the Regional Moot Court Competition held the weekend of November 10-11 in Laramie, Wyoming. Two teams advanced to compete in the national finals in New York City on January 28-30, but those two teams could not be from the same school.  One of the teams advancing is from […]

3L Proulx Argues Move to Amend’s Case Before Utah Supreme Court

In July, Caleb Proulx, a third-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, filed as a petitioner for extraordinary writ before the Utah Supreme Court arguing that the state’s definition of “legislation” was unduly restrictive and that legislation should include non-binding resolutions.   Proulx’s journey to the state’s highest court […]