Legislation inspired by ULaw professor’s research aims to protect consumers from predatory lenders

Research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson  has laid the foundation for newly proposed federal legislation designed to better protect Americans from predatory lenders. Peterson’s work, titled “American Usury Law and the Military Lending Act,”provides a historical record of the Military Lending Act (MLA), which U.S. Congress adopted […]

ALUMNI: Meet John Mukum Mbaku

John Mukum Mbaku has long been an expert on governance and economic development in Africa. He has written extensively about the continent’s democratization, its leaders, its sustainable development and entrepreneurship. And he consults for organizations like the African Development Bank and African Economic Research Consortium. But about a decade ago, the Brady Presidential Distinguished professor […]

STUDENTS: A new support group for first-generation students

As a high school senior, Kinsie Jaramillo noticed her peers receiving college acceptance letters and eagerly waited to hear from the University of Utah. But despite her high grades and varied extracurricular activities, she heard nothing from the U. Until she got a phone call from someone on a scholarship committee. “They said that they […]

Law student Shenelle Salcido focuses on lifelong learning

Shenelle Salcido has always found herself drawn to academic and intellectual challenges, but growing up in the late 1980s and early 1990s in Utah, she felt she steered away from careers that her parents deemed too masculine. For part of her life, that meant she never considered law school. “I think that’s something unique to […]

What is social media’s role in stopping fake news?

There’s rarely a day in today’s charged political world when the phrase “fake news” doesn’t creep into the headlines. From discussion on when and if Twitter should suspend President Donald Trump’s account for ongoing inflammatory statements to ongoing debate over how corporations like Facebook should monitor and regulate the spreading of false information  through social […]

College of Law earns high marks for health law and small law firm training

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has been named a top law school in the latest issue of PreLaw magazine, a publication of The National Jurist. The institution received an “A” for its emerging health law program, which was also nationally-ranked in U.S. News & World Report for the first time earlier this […]

ALUMNI: Meet Judge Julie V. Lund

Julie V. Lund’s training as a lawyer was a deal. Bored with her distribution job at Nordstrom, she took the LSAT and surprised herself with a good score. Her husband, John R. Lund, was a third-year student at the University of Utah College of Law when she joined him. They were in Utah by chance, […]

FBI’s ‘black identity extremist’ report subject of Oct.3 event

In 2017, the FBI came under fire after a report revealed it had begun using the term “black identity extremists” in official documents to describe black activists and individuals who were considered security threats by law enforcement. The classification shares multiple similarities to the bureau’s COINTELPRO project, which was used throughout the 1950s and ’60s […]

University of Utah law students see high rates of success on Utah Bar Exam

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is celebrating the accomplishments of its recent graduates who successfully passed the Utah Bar Exam. Ninety-two percent of University of Utah law students who took the exam in July passed on their first try, according to newly released statistics from the Utah State Bar. “We are […]

Arturo Thompson to lead College of Law Career Development Office

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law has named Arturo Thompson as the institution’s new assistant dean of the Career Development Office. Thompson joins the CDO team at a critical time. The office is a key part of the law school charged with offering career-related skills training and education to law students and […]