Federal judge welcomes new class of students to S.J. Quinney College of Law

As law schools across the country welcome students this week, the 93 new arrivals that make-up the Class of 2019 at the S.J. Quinney College of Law received one of their first steps in legal training from a notable source: Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. […]

Murderer or martyr? University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Debora Threedy takes on the century-old case of Joe Hill in a new play set to debut at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Debora Threedy was living the life of a fledgling actor after graduating with a degree in theater from Beloit College in 1973, when a daunting thought dawned on her. Threedy loved the stage. But as she started the second year of an actor’s school in Michigan — where she’d moved to try to earn a […]

Cassell issues statement on early prison release of Joe Alvarado

President Barack Obama on Wednesday commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, setting a new record for the largest single-day grant of commutations in U.S. history. The move sets Obama apart as the president who has most used his constitutional clemency power to shorten the sentences of more federal inmates than any president in history since Calvin Coolidge. Many […]

New research by law school’s Rumore is altering the game of climate change

Could turning climate change into a game inspire communities to seriously consider climate change risks and what they need to do to adapt? Danya Rumore, who holds a joint appointment at the University of Utah as associate director of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program and as a research assistant professor […]

S.J. Quinney students help to map the law as part of innovative new web site

Kimball Parker saw a void. A University of Utah graduate who went on to become a trial lawyer, Parker watched disparities in who could access legal help as the first few years of his career unfolded. For those with money and resources, navigating the law is no problem. But for those who fall on the […]

Military attorneys sharpen skills through specialized training hosted at University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

The U.S. Army selected the S.J. Quinney College of Law to host the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) Sexual Assault Trial Advocacy Course (SATAC). The two-week training is designed to better equip prosecutors and defense attorneys to handle complex cases in military court.

New at the U: Meet Professor Cathy Hwang

The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is excited to welcome Cathy Hwang to the faculty. Hwang will teach several courses related to business law, including business organizations (the introductory business law course) as well as mergers and acquisitions.  She will also co-coach the Transactional LawMeet team with Professor Jeff Schwartz in the […]

New at the U: Meet Professor RonNell Andersen Jones

A new addition to the S.J. Quinney College of Law, RonNell Andersen Jones has an impressive national reputation in field of First Amendment issues and media law. Her research focuses on legal issues affecting the press and explores the intersection between media and the courts. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of […]

Cassell on Weldon Angelos’ release: ‘We shouldn’t rely on serendipity in a federal criminal justice system that prides itself on rationality and justice.’

Weldon Angelos, whose name in the past decade has often been at the center of national public policy discussions related to mandatory minimum prison terms for non-violent drug offenders, has been released from prison and has returned home to Salt Lake City. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Paul G. Cassell in February asked […]

New report evaluates Consumer Financial Protection Bureau track record

A new study by University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Christopher L. Peterson analyzes the U.S. government’s effort to create an effective consumer financial protection agency.