Orme receives honorable mention in essay competition

University of Utah law graduate Kylie Orme has received an honorable mention in an essay competition sponsored by the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition. Orme, who graduated in May, was recognized for her essay titled ““Mr. Robot: Morality, AI, and Personhood.”  The essay was about the idea of […]

Chatterjee, students work with Oxford Human Rights Consortium on refugee crisis

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Deen Chatterjee is working with students on a service-learning project in Geneva and Greece during the summer of 2017. The three-week workshop is a project of the Oxford Human Rights Consortium. Read about student Kseniya Kniazeva’s experiences: The refugee crisis may seem far from the shores of our Great Salt Lake, but […]

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts to the National Institutes of Health

By Alexis Juergens for BioLawToday.org. President Trump released his preliminary 2018 budget plan on March 15th. While the budget plan proposes decreased federal funding in several areas, one of the agency’s receiving a cut in their budget is the National Institute of Health (“NIH”). The budget proposes to reduce NIH funding by 18%; this equates […]

Promoting Art Through Justice: Meet Artist Edgar Arceneaux

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc […]

Grow recipient of new Public Citizenship Fellowship

West Virginia native Matthew Grow had planned to stay on the East Coast to attend law school, but he was drawn to the University of Utah based on the school’s reputation for collaboration and small class sizes. Grow’s legal education is taking an interesting turn this year, as he is the law school’s inaugural recipient […]

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 […]

U law student selected for Stanford conference, will take on research related to improving diversity on corporate boards

Rachael Motzkus was an undergraduate at the University of Utah undecided about what she wanted to do with her future when the idea of law school presented itself to her. “I was registering for my first semester of classes at the U when a woman walked into the room and asked if anyone was interested […]

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 […]

From priesthood to the courtroom: Meet S.J.Quinney College of Law student Rob Moriarty

After spending 20 years as a Catholic priest, Rob Moriarty was ready to take a different leap of faith. The Kearns native was leading a congregation of nearly 2,500 parishioners at Saint Francis Xavier Church in 2013 when a simple reality hit: He needed a change. He’d been an ordained priest in the Catholic Diocese […]

Student awards, fellowships and scholarships – Summer 2016

These University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law students have been honored with the following awards, scholarships or fellowships during the summer of 2016. Congratulations! Community Engaged Learning Scholarships David Olson Angeline Portel Liz Thomas Environmental Dispute Resolution Fellowships Nils Lofgren James Owen Mobile Home Park Help Line Fellowship Jennifer Leo Public Citizenship Fellowship Matt […]