Meet the graduates: Melinda Dee

Growing up on the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah’s red-sand landscape of Monument Valley, Melinda Dee knew she wanted to someday work in a career that would allow her to help people get their lives back on track. But her route to becoming a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law took a circuitous […]

University of Utah researchers identify link between Chicago homicide spike and decline in stop-and-frisk policing

A crushing wave of homicides swept through Chicago in 2016, leading to intense discussion over how to stop the bloodshed. As broader discussion over how to curb gun violence continues across the nation, a pair of University of Utah researchers have found a link between the 2016 spike in Chicago homicides and a decline in […]

Students gain skills to fight terrorism in fast-paced simulation experience

By Abigail Brammer A bomb explodes on a family’s front porch. A gunman open fires at a resort. A plane is hijacked, then flown into the ground, killing hundreds of people on board. All are scenarios from the headlines and potential scenes that may play out April 6 in a counter-terrorism simulation at the University […]

Research by Hwang featured in Jotwell

New research by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Cathy Hwang  is featured in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots). The journal aims to fill a gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics can go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new scholarship relevant to […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law maintains strengths in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s traditional strengths as a perennially-ranked law school and national leader in environmental law are reflected in newly released rankings of best U.S. law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College of Law is ranked 54th among 202 […]

Quijada selected for prestigious summer post at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Carlos Quijada, a second-year law student at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has been selected for a prestigious summer internship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Quijada will intern in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC), which is the legal team for the Department of […]

S.J. Quinney College of Law celebrates partnership with new Utah Center for Legal Inclusion

A new organization dedicated to advancing the goals of equity and inclusion in Utah’s legal profession will be a community partner to the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and assist in fostering initiatives related to helping people with diverse backgrounds advance in the legal community. The Utah Center for Legal Inclusion, a […]

Alumnus Raymond Uno to receive honorary doctorate degree from University of Utah

The University of Utah Board of Trustees announced today that Raymond Uno, a 1967 graduate of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will receive an honorary doctorate degree at the 2018 commencement ceremony. In addition to Uno, University of Utah alumna Barbara Tanner will also be honored at the ceremony on May […]

ALUMNI: Meet Gary Kennedy

Gary Kennedy watched in horror with the rest of the world on Sept. 11, 2001 as terrorists hijacked airplanes in series of attacks that forever changed the nation. For Kennedy, one of the worst days in U.S. history also had tremendous business consequences: Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles which smashed into the North […]

Alumna Kate Conyers to be honored at annual Founders Day banquet

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumna Kate Conyers will be among those honored this year by the U Alumni Association at the annual Founders Day banquet. Conyers, a public defender who graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2008, will be honored as a Distinguished Alumna by the U at […]