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 […]

Appellate Clinic and Pro Bono Initiative Students Help in Successful Criminal Appeal

by Anneliese Booher The Utah Court of Appeals has reversed the murder conviction of Billy Charles, a Utah man accused of killing his girlfriend in 1996.  University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students participating in the College of Law’s Appellate Clinic and Pro Bono Initiative helped to prepare Charles’ successful appellate briefing, under […]

Booher, Pleune Join College of Law Faculty as Associate Clinical Professors

Troy Booher and Jamie Pleune have joined the faculty of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law as Associate Clinical Professors. Dean Hiram Chodosh expressed his enthusiasm, “We are excited to welcome Troy and Jamie to our faculty. Their experience as superb lawyers and incredibly strong background in clinical training will be invaluable […]