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 […]

Alumnus Enquist elected Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar

Alumnus Jeffrey Enquist was recently elected to serve as Treasurer of the Health Law Section of the Utah Bar.  Jeff graduated from the College of Law is 2013 where he served as a BioLaw fellow during his second and third years.  While in school, Jeff also served as the student director of the Pro-Bono Medical-Legal […]

Aguilar quoted on Utah court diversity

On Sunday, July 10, Dean of Admissions Reyes Aguilar was quoted in a story by The Salt Lake Tribune about efforts to diversify Utah’s judicial bench. The story was also picked up by the Associated Press and published on other news outlets. “One of my frustrations has been what I see as a presumption that, by […]

2L Angie Portel describes summer clinical work in Ranchi, India

S.J. Quinney College of Law 2L Angie Portel is spending the summer in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India working with Maitri India as part of her Clinical coursework. Portel wrote the blog post (below) for Maitri, after interviewing migrant workers. The post was originally published on MaitriIndiaBlog.org. Right to Identity for Migrant Workers I am Angie Portel, Juris Doctor Candidate Class […]

Kendra Brown on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Kendra Brown for BiolawToday.org. For the 2015-2016 academic year I had the incredible opportunity to work as a Biolaw Fellow for the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences. My fellowship worked in conjunction with my position as the Student Director of the Medical-Legal Clinic through S.J. Quinney’s Pro Bono Initiative. The Medical-Legal Clinic provides […]

Anikka Hoidal on being a LABS Student Fellow

By Anikka Hoidal for BiolawToday.org. Being a fellow is the most rewarding experience of my law school career. This year I had the opportunity to work on a number of research projects under the guidance of Dr. Francis and Professor Brown. Among my favorite experiences this year was joining Dr. Francis and Professor Brown at the […]

Student perspective: Law student gets front row seat to international litigation — and a terrorist attack — in summer internship abroad

Editor’s note: Hannah Follender, who is starting her second year at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, is spending the summer in Israel working at Sherby & Co. Law Firm in Ramat Gan, right outside of Tel Aviv. The firm typically works on international litigation in Israel for foreign companies, and Follender is working with […]

Law students gain advice from practicing attorneys through newly launched mentorship program

Jackson Howard remembers the moment like it was yesterday: He was 23 years old and walked into a Utah County courtroom, where he volunteered to represent a lengthy list of indigent clients on the docket for free. The county —which at the time relied on lawyers from the Utah State Bar to volunteer their services […]

Colorado Supreme Court justice encourages graduates to make each day count

Nancy E. Rice didn’t set out to become chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. As a law student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1972, one of the Wyoming native’s earliest quests for social justice came in trying to persuade administrators to establish more women’s restrooms in an era when female law […]

Protecting the Victims of the “Victimless Crime”

By Samuel Hall for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. As of the last estimate conducted by the Fondation Scelles (an organization dedicated to fighting global sexual exploitation) there are approximately one million prostitutes in the United States. According to comprehensive studies on the subject, more than 70% of these prostitutes were sexually abused as a direct precursor to prostitution. […]