Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 College of Law Commencement Address

(March 16, 2015) —Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15. Achtenberg is a civil rights attorney with more than 30 years of senior-level […]

Johnson Named Dean at Widener University Commonwealth Law School

March 30, 2015 — Christian Johnson, a Professor at the College of Law since 2008, was named dean of the Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2015. Johnson, currently the Hugh B. Brown Presidential Endowed Chair in Law at the College of Law, was the College’s associate dean of academic […]

C. Hessick Quoted on Juvenile Justice in Teen Murder Case

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was quoted in an Associate Press article, “Class studies teen murder case, questions juvenile justice.” The article is receiving national media attention. The case comes as the national landscape shifts somewhat for juvenile offenders, said Carissa Hessick, a professor of […]

Public Policy Clinic Student Presents at ASU Symposium

On March 27, 2015, Vanessa Walsh `16, a student in the public policy clinic, presented information on school disciplinary data for American Indian students at the STPP in Indian Country symposium held at the Sandra Day O’Conner Law School at Arizona State University. The one-day event brought together individuals to discuss pipeline concerns, experts who […]

Cecilia Romero Named HNBA’s 2015 Top Lawyers Under 40

SALT LAKE CITY (March 20, 2015) – Cecilia Romero Partner of Holland & Hart LLP and 2002 S.J. Quinney College of Law graduate, has been chosen by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) as one of the recipients of its 2015 “Top Lawyers Under 40” award. This award celebrates ten highly qualified winners from across the country […]

Baradaran Participates in HuffPost Live Conversation About Firing Squad

Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, participated in a discussion with three other participants on HuffPost Live about the Utah firing squad and other alternative executions. The other participants included a former criminal justice official, a Salt Lake Tribune Reporter, a Denison University Professor and […]

Craig to Deliver Garrison Lecture at Pace University School of Law

On April 1, 2015, Robin Kundis Craig will deliver the Lloyd K. Garrison Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Law at the Pace University School of Law, entitled “Learning to Live with the Trickster: Narrating Climate Change and the Value of Resilience Thinking.” Click here for more information and a list of the past scholars who have delivered this […]

Brown to Speak at UVU Conference on Moral Philosophy and Sentencing Decisions

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Teneille Brown, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be speaking at a Utah Valley University conference, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Moral Responsibility. Brown will discuss “The Disconnect between Moral Philosophy and Sentencing Decisions.” Click here for more information on the conference agenda.  

George to Speak at Harvard Law School April 7, 2015

Professor Erika George is to speak at Harvard Law School on April 7, 2015. Her lecture is titled “Incorporating Rights: The Role of Lawyers in Business and the Human Rights Movement.” Click here for more Information »

College of Law Recognized For Clinical Excellence, Low Student Debt

College of Law Climbs in U.S. News Rankings; Earns an A Rating in List of 50 Best Schools for Practical Training; Students Incur 3rd Lowest Average Debt Level among US News’ Top 50 Schools When U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of top U.S. law schools in early March, the College of Law climbed […]