Law student Cambre Roberts focuses on youth justice in Washington D.C.

When it comes to young people in the U.S. justice system, there are major issues to address. Many people consider incarceration an overly harsh punishment for most kids. There are racial and ethnic disparities in the youth justice system. And the conditions for children in custody at most detention facilities are concerning. Armed with an […]

Cassell’s work for victims in Epstein case highlighted on national stage

A case that University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell has worked on for more than a decade on behalf of sexual assault victims reached a critical point this week, when multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested in New York on new charges related sex crimes involving minors. Cassell, a nationally-renown crime […]

Kronk Warner appoints two associate deans to leadership team

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner has appointed two associate deans to her leadership team. Amelia Rinehart will serve as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and RonNell Andersen Jones will  serve as Associate Dean of Faculty and Research. “I am honored to work with these women and am excited […]

Tanana joins Stegner Center as a research associate

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment welcomes Heather Tanana as a research associate. Tanana, a 2010 alumna of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduated with high honors and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law.  She holds a master’s degree in […]

Cassell’s research cited in SCOTUS double jeopardy case

Earlier this month, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch cited research by S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell in his dissenting opinion in Gamble v. United States. Gorsuch called Cassell work part of “persuasive academic support” for the conclusion that the Double Jeopardy Clause forbids both the federal and state governments from prosecuting […]

Meet new Utah Law Review editor-in-chief Kayla Race

When Kayla Race began working as a policy researcher, she was most surprised by the politics of policy making. “Looking back, it seems obvious,” said the S.J. Quinney College of Law student. “But when I was 22 it wasn’t something I had thought about previously.” Race spent a two-year legislative term working as a researcher […]

Stalled!: Designing the Public Restroom of the Future

By Elayne Wells Harmer What will the public restroom of the future look like? Perhaps all stalls will be fully enclosed and self-cleaning, as some are in England and France.[1] Maybe they will run on solar power and be made of vandalism-resistant material, as are the loos in Portland.[2] In a perfect future world, toilet […]

STUDENTS: Meet new Student Bar Association President Chase Wilde

When Chase Wilde got one too many speeding tickets as a teenager, his license was suspended and he was summoned to appear before a judge. The subsequent visit to the courthouse left him feeling terrified and powerless. It also started him on the path to law school. “I decided as I left the courthouse that […]

Pride Law Caucus celebrates new name and renewed mission

When an association for LGBTQ students and allies was created at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2002, the name OUTLaws was chosen as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that many aspects of life for the LGBTQ community — such as marriage —were illegal. Since 2002, great strides have been made towards equality […]

Adler honored with Board of Trustees gift to endowed scholarship

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Robert Adler received a parting gift from the law school’s Board of Trustees earlier this month: the fulfillment of an endowed Dean’s scholarship. Board of Trustees members donated over $20,000 in honor of Adler to bring the Dean’s Scholarship Fund to above the U’s minimum endowment […]