GIVING: Honoring a beloved professor

A new endowed scholarship recently announced at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is designed to pay tribute to longtime professor Jim Holbrook through providing assistance to law students who have a passion for pursuing law careers. The James R. Holbrook Scholarship was unveiled at the 2017 commencement ceremony. Preference in awarding […]

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 […]

STUDENTS: Through the eyes of the survivors

Editor’s note: Six students enrolled in University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell’s criminal law course last spring shared their deeply personal stories of surviving sexual assault with classmates as a way to bring attention to victims’ experiences.  The women shared their stories in the latest edition of Res Gestae, the […]

Fostering productive dialogue and civility in divided times

Politically motivated shootings. People being viciously attacked—verbally and physically—just because they are a certain race or ethnicity. Vitriol flying back and forth across social media. Friends, neighbors, and even family members that no longer speak to each other as a result of how they voted in the last presidential election. There is no question that […]

Public Policy Clinic publishes “Misbehavior or Misdemeanor? A Report on the Utah’s School to Prison Pipeline”

School disciplinary actions are decreasing in Utah’s public school system, but disparities in the amount of discipline administered along racial lines continues to exist and in some cases has worsened, according to a new joint report released today by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and Voices for Utah Children, a non-profit […]

Cassell appears before Wisconsin legislative committee to advocate for crime victims’ rights

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell traveled to Madison, Wisconsin this week to testify before a joint legislative committee regarding Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin — a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution that would protect crime victims’ rights. Cassell has testified before the Idaho and Nevada legislatures earlier this […]

ALUMNI: Meet family law attorney and advocate Lauren Barros

Lauren Barros wanted to find a career that aligned with a simple but challenging goal: To make a difference in the world. “I knew law school would give me more power to help make the world a better place,” said Barros, who arrived at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1990 […]

Danley to publish on water disputes in Environmental Law Reporter

Catherine Danley, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has received honorable mention in the Environmental Law Institute’s 2016-2017 Henry L. Diamond Constitutional Environmental Law Writing Competition.  Danley’s winning entry, Water Wars: Original Jurisdiction & Solving Interstate Water Disputes Through an Appellate Process, will be published in the […]

FACULTY: Hwang invited to present at prestigious Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum

Cathy Hwang, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected to participate in the Stanford/Yale/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum at Stanford Law School on June 6-7. Her paper, Deal Momentum, is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, and explores the role of non-binding agreements in sophisticated, high-value business deals.  “Parties often […]

ALUMNI: Meet Utah Solicitor General Tyler Green

Tyler Green first thought of a career in law as an undergraduate at the University of Utah, when he took a class on media law and the First Amendment. “That was my first exposure to case law and legal reasoning outside of the occasional bad sitcom or movie. I enjoyed the class, and law sounded […]