Quinney College Dinner Honors Pro Bono Initiative and Clinical Program Participants

On Friday April 17, 2009 the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted its Access to Justice Recognition Dinner at the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center to honor the law students of the class of 2009, attorneys, and supervisors actively involved in the College’s Pro Bono Initiative and Civil Clinical Program for their commitment to […]

College of Law Adds Clinical Faculty

April 21, 2009 Linda Smith, Director of the Clinical Program at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, today announced several new additions to the College’s already extensive array of clinical programs. “We are very excited to announce the establishment of several new or expanded programs,” Smith said.  “With these new clinical offerings, […]

New LGBT Clinic Profiled in Salt Lake Tribune

A new monthly clinic held at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law was profiled recently in The Salt Lake Tribune. The clinic, in which experienced attorneys provide guidance on family law, estate planning and other issues, and College of Law students provide administrative support and learn from the experienced practitioners, is aimed […]

Civil Rights Practicum Has Openings

Looking for some hands-on litigation and advocacy experience?
Interested in helping put together a class action complaint?
Want to make a difference in improving the criminal defense system?

Read on for more information about the Civil Rights Practicum being taught by Professor Emily Chiang on Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:15.

Focus on Civil Clinics

Some of the most desirable civil clinics still have openings for the spring semester, but you must apply soon! Kay Shelton (Room 221) or Professor Smith (Room 225) would be happy to discuss your options with you, or they can be reached at clinical@law.utah.edu. See the full article for students’ descriptions of their experiences at several featured clinics.

FAQ: Where do I put my clinic on my resume and what do I call my position?

Your clinical experience may be listed in the “job” section of your resume, even though it is unpaid. The job title in most instances will be “intern” not “law clerk” or “judicial clerk”. Law clerks are generally paid, and judicial clerkships are post-graduate positions. “Extern” is also acceptable, although the Clinical Program at our law school refers to “judicial externs” as students who work up to 35 hours a week for a semester in a judicial placement.

Clinical Orientation Dates Have Changed

Clinic students are required to complete one clinical orientation before beginning work at their clinical assignment. If you have already attended an orientation but will be doing a different type of clinic next semester, contact Kay in Room 221 for the orientation packet for your new clinic. Clinical orientations will be held the following dates:
Tuesday January 11 at 12:15 in Room 107
Wednesday January 12 at 12:15 in Room 107

Nominate an Outstanding Clinical Student for a Lewis Award

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is honored to be able to give the David T. Lewis Clinical Award to graduating seniors who have shown outstanding achievement in the Clinical Program. If you know a student who meets the requirements described in the full article and should be recognized for outstanding work, please contact the Clinical Program at clinical@law.utah.edu or in Room 221 for a nomination form.

National Jurist Gives COL High Marks for its Public Interest Programs

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law earned an A- for its public interest programming in an article published in the January issue of National Jurist magazine, ranking the College among the top 35 out of 200 law schools in the nation for its commitment to public service. The College of Law was […]

Kudos to the Class of 2011!

Read the full article to learn which five students were selected for the David T. Lewis Clinical Award, as well as the number of clinical service hours completed by the Class of 2011.