Taking a Risk in the Public Lands Debate: Dialogue about What Really Matters

by Michele Straube for EDR Blog.org – Politicians on both sides of the public lands debate should be lauded for suggesting field trips. Such outings have the potential to foster true dialogue and could form the basis of a constructive problem-solving conversation. The Tribune’s August 7 editorial on this topic — “Taking a risk: Utah’s […]

New Website

The law school rolled out a new website yesterday.  These changes affected the library website as well.  We are working as quickly as possible to make the website fully operational.  If you have any questions or notice any problems (things that aren’t working), please contact the reference or circulation desks.  Thanks for your patience and […]

Think Ahead if Considering an LLM

If you will be starting your 3L year soon and are undecided about your post-law school plans, you may want to explore the pros and cons of doing an LLM—a post-J.D. degree. Read on for more details. Law students wanting to specialize in a specific area of law (tax, finance, international, environmental), may boost their […]

Welcome Class of 2017!

Jess, Jaclyn and Megan are excited to meet you and assist you with your career goals. In accordance with NALP guidelines, we’ll hold off on meeting with you until October. Until then, feel free to attend any of our lunch time events to learn more about different legal career options. Watch you email for those!

Interviewing Etiquette: Thank You Letters

Thank you letters should be written (or emailed) to all employers with whom you have had contact, especially during OCI. They should be written and mailed or emailed within 24 hours of your interview. Sending a thank you letter indicates to the employer that you are interested in their organization, and they may help influence […]

Fall OCI Important Date Coming Up: August 11th, 8:00 a.m.

Students who applied through Fall OCI will be able to log in on August 11th at 8:00 a.m. to see if they have been selected for an interview and to select their interview times. Be sure to log in on time to avoid schedule conflicts.

Coming Soon: Online Mentor Match Program

Watch for news about our new online mentor match program! Here’s what a few of our recent graduates had to say about the mentor program:   “I was paired with a young attorney who graduated from the University of Utah in 2004. She is a solo practitioner who is doing family law. During fall semester, […]

The Fifth Circuit, Federalism, and Undue Burdens on Abortion

By Leslie Francis reprinted from HealthLawProf Blog On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued an as-applied ruling in a case involving Mississippi’s statute requiring that all physicians affiliated with a Jackson clinic providing abortion services have admitting and staff privileges at local hospitals.  All local hospitals were unwilling to grant […]

History, Ideals, and Global Conflict

by Wayne McCormack for the Global Justice Blog –  The United States is having severely detrimental effects on the post-Soviet world. This short essay is a sympathetic attempt to bring our society back to its own professed ideals. In most simple terms, those ideals of liberty should lead us to leave people alone except for defensive […]