2L Thomas Describes Experiences Interning at South African Human Rights Commission

Elizabeth Thomas, a 2L, spent the summer interning with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town. In the interview below, she details how her training at the College of Law helped her to make her own opportunities during the internship, relates how South Africa’s history of apartheid has led to robust constitutional human […]

College of Law Welcomes Danya Rumore as New Associate Director of EDRP

September 11, 2015 — In July, Danya Rumore landed her dream job when she joined the College of Law as Associate Director of the College’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, or EDRP. “I’m thrilled to bring my academic training and expertise in collaborative problem solving, conflict resolution, and stakeholder engagement to bear on environmental and natural […]

Law Students Gain Patent Experience, Foster Healthcare Innovation in Bench-to-Bedside Program

The Bench-to-Bedside program is a competition that matches College of Law students who are interested in protecting inventors’ intellectual property with University of Utah medical, business and engineering students who are working as teams to provide healthcare innovations. The program allows College of Law students to obtain extensive patent-related experience under the supervision of Professor […]

3L Bossard Attends Weeklong Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

In June 2015, rising 3L Justin Bossard participated in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the event. In the […]

Cassell Wins Victory for Child Pornography Victims

Today Professor Paul Cassell won an important court victory for child pornography victims seeking to prevent additional copies from being made of images depicting them during court proceedings.  Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the District of California held that the Adam Walsh Child and Protection Safety Act of 2006 permitted […]

U celebrates grand opening of award-winning College of Law building

Facility designed to enhance innovation in legal education and strengthen Law School’s commitment to community service Sept 1. 2015 – The University of Utah today celebrated the opening of its newest building on campus, a state-of-the art law school designed to enhance innovation in legal education, bolster community service and provide students with new opportunities for skills […]

Martinez Announces Retirement, Reflects on Three Decades of Teaching

John Martinez joined the faculty at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1984, after earning his J.D. at Columbia University in 1976. Prior to entering academia, he practiced environmental litigation as a California Deputy Attorney General, served as Legal Counsel to the California Health and Welfare Agency, and was Deputy Director […]

Student Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships for Spring 2015

Anderson Scholarship in Oil & Gas James Owen BioLaw Fellowships Danny Barber Kendra Brown Dave Duncan Dan Goaslind Courtney Neves Kylie Orme Austen Paulsen Travis Walker Thomas Woodland Carnegie Council Student Ethics Fellowship Justin Hosman Nubia Pena Clinical Legal Education Award Taylor Smurthwaite Clyde Scholarship in Natural Resources Shelby Shaw Community Legal Fellowship: Ogden Isabel […]

College of Law Faculty Score Three of the Top Six Environmental Law Articles for 2014

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Bob Adler, Professor Robin Craig, and former Visiting Assistant Professor Sanne Knudsen scored three of the top six slots in the annual Land Use and Environmental Law Review for the period covered by the forthcoming 2015-16 volume. A panel of environmental law faculty from across the […]

U Law Professor’s Research an Emerging Voice in “Conflict Mineral” Debate

University of Utah News Center May 28, 2015– On June 1, companies across the U.S. will provide reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission documenting whether the products they manufacture contain minerals mined in Congo —an area known to force people to mine for minerals amid armed conflict and human rights abuses. It’s only the […]