New endowed scholarship celebrates legacy of I.J. Wagner

A new endowed scholarship at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will open up the door for law students to pursue their dreams of becoming an attorney. The I.J. Wagner Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of notable businessman, philanthropist and community leader I.J. “Izzi” Wagner, who died in 2005. The $625,000 […]

ALUMNI: Meet Nubia Peña

Nubia Peña has used her law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law to pursue career pathways that advance social justice initiatives.  Last year, she transitioned from a job she loved as a juvenile public defender in Salt Lake County to become director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs. She […]

GIVING: Honoring alumni who give back

By Lori Nelson Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone’s lives have been disrupted in one way or another. One significant and deeply saddening disruption has been the cancellation of the law school’s annual alumni dinner. It has been the school’s privilege to recognize significant alumni and honorary alumni at each annual dinner. That […]

ALUMNI: Meet Trent Lowe

Trent Lowe always knew he wanted to be a lawyer. But before he got to the courtroom as a civil litigator, he decided to spend time in the classroom as an 8th grade teacher. It sparked a passion for education equity that would last, as he used skills gained at the University of Utah S.J. […]

Utah Supreme Court approves waiving 2020 Bar Exam due to COVID-19

  A Special Announcement From Professor Louisa Heiny and Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner On Tuesday the Utah Supreme Court announced that it will grant emergency diploma privileges to the new graduates of the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and the J. Reuben Clark Brigham Young University Law School, in addition to graduates from […]

ALUMNI: Meet Aida Neimarlija

Aida Neimarlija never saw herself as a lawyer. While earning undergraduate degrees in political sciences and economics at the University of Utah, she thought she would go into human rights work—a topic close to home for the refugee who fled Bosnia with her family when she was 13 and moved to Utah two years later. […]

Free Legal Research Sites

  Alumni Webinar April 2020 Suzanne Darais, Associate Director of the James E. Faust Law Library, compiled a list of research resources that are available online to College of Law alumni during the building and library closures due to COVID-19. See the full list here »    

ALUMNI: Meet Hannah Follender

Hannah Follender has quickly established an interesting career in the law since graduating in 2018. She’s currently  a U.S. patent attorney at Workman Nydegger in Salt Lake City with an interest in the intersection of law and cannabis. While at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, she served as the articles editor on the Utah […]

College of Law climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law’s strengths as a top-tier public law school, national leader in environmental law and growing powerhouse in the field of health law are reflected in newly released rankings of best law schools. According to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of Best Graduate Schools, the College […]


Read the latest information on campus changes due to COVID-19 on the University of Utah’s central information portal. The University of Utah is now in the orange phase, using operational guidelines developed by the Project Orange campus-wide working group. Please note that in the orange phase most work will continue to occur away from campus, […]