University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law named among top schools for practical training by The National Jurist magazine

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strong clinical program, simulation courses, Pro Bono Initiative and other opportunities for students to gain hands on experience before graduation has propelled the college to be named among the best law schools in the nation for practical legal training, according to newly released rankings by The National […]

HB236, “Mobile Home Park Residents Rights” bill goes to the full House

On February 15, 2017, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted a bill crafted by Professor Linda Smith, S.J. Quinney College of Law students and others as part of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. HB236 was endorsed on an 8-1 vote Wednesday by the House Business and Labor Committee, and […]

U alum Skyler Anderson shares story of deportation battle with law students

For two years, Constantine Golicov sat in a Utah County Jail, facing the possibility of deportation to Moldova —a country he’d left as a 15-year-old in 2001 to start a new life in the U.S. with his family in Utah.  His crime? He’d been placed in deportation proceedings in 2012 after a third-degree felony conviction […]

Salt Lake Tribune highlights successes of Mobile Home Park Helpline

On December 20, 2016, The Salt Lake Tribune highlighted the successes of the College of Law’s Mobile Home Park Helpline, an ongoing project of the Clinical program. After 14 months of operating a specially created legal help line for residents and owners of manufactured-home parks, attorneys at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law […]

From young Court TV viewer to aspiring lawyer: Dominca Dela Cruz takes path of public interest law while making a difference in the community

Scott Peterson appeared in headlines daily in 2002 as he became a suspect in the disappearance of his pregnant wife, Laci, in Modesto, California. The case quickly became tabloid fodder as it played out, with grisly details emerging in the following year that pointed to Peterson’s involvement. But as the world viewed Peterson with a […]

Law school launches Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program to serve community, educate students

A new tax clinic at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law aims to provide legal services to low-income families in need of tax law help while providing law students a unique educational opportunity to gain on-the-job experience before graduation. The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program is a matching grant program from the […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]

2016 grad Walsh quoted by U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

Recent S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate Vanessa Walsh was quoted by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights for her work with the Public Policy Clinic and the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The Oklahoma Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report following a series of panel discussions on school discipline policies and […]

Class of 2016 sets record for hours of public service and experiential learning

The S.J. Quinney College of Law class of 2016 set a new record for per-capita public service and experiential learning, averaging 122 hours per student, per year. The class earned a total of 44,809 hours of learning-service including Clinical and Pro Bono work over their 1L-3L years. High levels of student participation are a key driver of the College of Law’s rank as […]

Public Policy Clinic work cited in Deseret News op-ed

The work of the Public Policy Clinic on the School-to-Prison Pipline is cited in a May 5, 2016 op-ed in the Deseret News titled, “My view: The Youth PROMISE Act shifts focus to proactive.” At a middle school in Utah, two Native American boys were caught drinking cans of Dr. Pepper they took without permission […]