Rocky Mountain Innocence Center clears name of man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC)  has cleared the name of a man wrongfully convicted of aggravated sexual assault more than two decades ago. Utah Third District Court Judge Royal I. Hansen signed an order on Sept. 10 exonerating Christopher Wickham, who spent 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Led by […]

Family creates scholarship to honor longtime Stegner fellow James Holtkamp

Ariane Holtkamp Dansie always knew she wanted to create a scholarship to honor her father, lawyer James Holtkamp. She admires his dedication and love for the law, his private practice, his clients and the law students he mentored. And he is why she became a lawyer. Dansie figured she would create that legacy at the […]

Contreras selected as a U Presidential Scholar

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jorge Contreras has been named a 2019 Presidential Scholar, an award given out by the Office of Academic Affairs that honors extraordinary research and academic efforts. Contreras joins Anil Seth, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Kathy Sward, associate professor, College of Nursing; and Micah […]

Schwartz set to publish new research on how changes to securities laws would allow companies to operate more sustainably

As a top corporate law scholar, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Jeff Schwartz’s work centers on securities law, investment-management regulation, and retirement policy. In his newest research, set to publish in a 2020 issue of the Maryland Law Review, Schwartz explores how activist funds use securities laws to their own advantage. […]

Ethics for a connected world

By S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Joel Rosenthal —a celebrated scholar in international affairs—will visit the University of Utah on Sept. 12 for the 2019 Tanner-McMurrin Lecture. His lecture, “Ethics for a Connected World: Three Cases That Impact You” will examine how technological achievement will set the pace for the future.  He will discuss how […]

The changemaker: Meet new ULaw Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Ask Elizabeth Kronk Warner, the new dean at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, why Salt Lake City is a great place to attend law school and she won’t hold back. Not even a little. World-class faculty consulting on legislation for Congress or being published in top journals? Check. A supportive community and opportunities for […]

Alumnus Herm Olsen to serve as president of the Utah State Bar

Herm Olsen aspired to be an attorney and to run for political office from the time he was 10. His dream came true and he has since risen through the ranks to a number of leadership positions —most notably being named as the incoming president of the Utah State Bar at the organization’s summer convention in […]

Law students assist with Salt Lake County Expungement Day

People convicted of crimes often find it difficult to get a job, find housing or go back to school, even decades after a crime occurred. These former inmates are often desperate to turn their lives around and become contributing members of society, but the barriers they face can prevent them from integrating back into their […]

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 […]