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 […]

STUDENTS: Meet new law school graduate Gary Wilkinson

Gary Wilkinson towers above his classmates at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. It’s not just Wilkinson’s 6-foot-9-inch frame —a build that helped propel him into a standout collegiate basketball player with a professional career abroad—that sets him apart from others. It’s his dogged work ethic and a distinct perseverance that has […]

GIVING: The difference maker

Jane Marquardt didn’t initially think of law as career she could pursue. “I was going to be a teacher, that was my major in college,” said Marquardt, a 1977 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law who today serves as vice chair at Utah’s Management & Training Corporation, where she serves on the […]

Law student Liz Thomas to be honored with Pro Bono Publico Award on May 1

Liz Thomas learned the value of community service at an early age. She grew up volunteering with her family at multiple organizations to educate communities and provide outreach for families with children with autism. When she arrived at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law three years ago, she knew she wanted to […]

The man behind the Mitchell Melich Scholarship

Mitchell Melich was a Utah man in every sense of the word. He earned his law degree from the University of Utah in 1934 and went on to serve the university he loved as a regent and an advisory council member. When Melich died in 1999 at the age of 87 it was no surprise […]