Adam Saxby named Pro Bono Law Student of the Year

Adam Saxby, a third-year student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been named “Pro Bono Law Student of the Year” by the Utah Bar Association for 2016. Saxby worked countless hours on a number of pro bono initiatives throughout his time at the law school, establishing himself as a leader on a number […]

Kogan quoted on history of gender-specific bathrooms

A May 2, 2016 story on timeline.com relied heavily on Professor Terry Kogan’s work on the legal history of gender-specific bathrooms. Kogan’s research has been in the spotlight since North Carolina became the first state to pass a law that required people to use segregated bathrooms based on the sex written on their birth certificate. … Gender […]

Dean Adler publishes op-ed titled, “Utah judiciary’s lack of diversity will not correct itself”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Bob Adler published an op-ed in the April 30, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Utah judiciary’s lack of diversity will not correct itself.” The current composition of Utah’s judiciary is disproportionately white and male. Utah’s population is nearly half female (49.7 percent as of April 2014), […]

McLaughlin quoted in tax analysts.com article on “Douglas G. Carroll III et ux. v. Commissioner”

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Nancy McLaughlin was quoted in a taxanalysts.com article on conservation easements and the recent Douglas G. Carroll III et ux. v. Commissioner decision. The article is titled, “Tax Court Signal on Easements: The Rules Are the Rules.” Practitioners are debating whether the U.S. Tax Court went too far in its […]

Dryer speaking at Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference

On May 18, 2016, Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking in Logan, Utah at the Utah State District Court Judges Annual Conference.  His topic will be “ The Google Voir Dire: Practical & Ethical Concerns in Modern Jury Selection.”  Courts across the country are having to face questions about the propriety of lawyer online research […]

Kogan’s work on gender-neutral bathrooms cited in current debate

The research of Professor Terry Kogan and his contributions to the book, Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing, were cited by multiple media sources covering recent transgender bathroom laws. Many states follow the guidelines laid out in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which stipulates that “separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex,” […]

SJQ rated a top school for practical training by National Jurist

The S.J. Quinney College of Law was once again rated as one of the top law schools in the nation for practical training by The National Jurist magazine. The College of Law earned an “A” grade and was ranked 13th in the nation based on the success of our clinics, simulations, field placements and student competitions. […]

Congressional Quarterly cites public lands work of Keiter and Ruple

The April 22, 2016 issue of Congressional Quarterly cited the work of Professors Bob Keiter and John Ruple in an article titled, “Managing Western Lands: Should the U.S. turn over federal lands to the states?” But John Ruple, a University of Utah law professor and co-author of a legal analysis of the transfer movement, says Utah […]

College of Law announces 2016 Alumni Awards

The S.J. Quinney College of Law is pleased to announce the 2016 Alumni Awards. These distinguished attorneys will be honored at the Alumni Dinner on May 3, 2016 at the College of Law. Honorary Alumnus Ralph Mabey Ralph R. Mabey is a Professor of Law at the S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah […]

Alumna Colleen Larkin Bell to become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager

Dominion (NYSE: D) and Questar Corp. (NYSE: STR) have announced that S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Colleen Larkin Bell, Questar vice president and general counsel, will become Dominion Questar vice president and general manager of Dominion Questar Gas. “Craig (Wagstaff), Colleen and Brady (Rasmussen) have shown outstanding judgment and have a commitment to excellence and deep […]